It’s the late 2000s in Chicago and Memory Technology (MT) is a commercial success. The technology allows individuals to record, re-watch, and if they choose to — erase memories.

Anabel is helping her client, Oliver, build a home on his newly inherited land. As she builds Oliver a fresh start, she is overcome with a feeling that Oliver is too familiar to be a stranger. She believes he may be the man she made herself forget.

Oliver is Chicago PD’s expert at using MT to solve crimes. He watches the last six months of Marilyn’s memories leading up to her murder. Marilyn had a stalker, Jack, whose wife went missing four years earlier. Oliver can’t wrap his head around the questions surrounding Jack, or the strangeness of Marilyn’s mother, Ms. Havisham.  

The story intermingles moments of the present and past, until the final truth about Anabel and Oliver, and the truth about Marilyn’s murder, comes to fruition.

MT received an honorable mention for the 2018 CWA First Chapter Contest.

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