Notes: For Paula, who picked 'amnesia' from a list of prompts. Dialogue-only, with Mickey and Austin.


"So, how much do you remember from when you were a kid?"

"More than most people."

"Of course. Why would I expect anything else?"

"Well, infantile amnesia is the most common memory loss. Very few people can remember solid memories before age ten."

"I can remember stuff from before then."

"But it's probably just one very clear memory, right? And how much of it is because your family's talked about it? Memory is a fragile, fragmentary thing. It's just the way the human brain is wired."

"So this case is probably a waste of time, then. Do you really think you can help the police? It's been ten years. If memory really is so fragile, how can we trust what she's saying?"

"That's why they brought it to me."


Title: Fragments of a Forgotten Life
Author: Vesper (Regina)
Fandom: Probe (1988)
Summary: "So, how much do you remember from when you were a kid?" 129 words.
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