"Wait," said the alien, "I have heard this story before." The human paused. "Oh, maybe I have told it-" "How can this be? A story is given, from teller to listener." "Yes?" "How can you still have this story?" "Oh! Humans do not lose a story once it is told. We share." #MicroFiction#TootFic#SmallStories
@MicroSFF This reminds me of the more fungal~bacterial aliens in the scifi I've read. Maybe like a distributed web, they keep some metadata to reference it, but prefer to reassemble it from floating blocks of other neural debris across their ecosystem.