The Measure by Nikki Erlick, published 28 June 2022.

Boxes arrive, for any person on earth older than 22 years. The boxes contain a piece of string, showing how long the life of the person will be.

What would you do if you received such a box? Would you open it? Do you want to know how many years you have? How does society deal with this phenomenon? Are people with short strings worth less than “long stringers”?

Told from several different POV the stories are interwoven and make up a fantastic book of speculative fiction!

5/5 Harpy Eagles