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"Forever" begins like an epic fantasy poem. Forever is one of sisterhood of virtues personified. Forever, as her name implies, is death. Every so often the sisters play a game where the loser has to spend a day on Earth in the body of a human being. This time, Forever loses.
The remainder of the story reads like a paranormal mystery. A young woman is struck with a feeling of dread every day at 3:14. She becomes obsessed with understanding the reason behind this odd feeling. She seeks helps from different specialists but none can offer her a reason or a diagnosis. She goes on with her life and ultimately is faced with both the answer to her life long mystery, and a new dilemma that could result in great personal sacrifice.
Normally this type of story bugs me but Rachel Pollack pulls it off. Even with the extended prologue of the sisters and their bet, the ending came as a rewarding surprise.