• Essays

    Creating a Horcrux

    Become a parent. Become immortal. You can live forever by splintering your soul and placing the shards into objects or other people so that a portion of you will always live on. If you’ve amassed enough power for yourself, you may even be able to come back from the dead. There’s horror though. Tearing your soul apart requires murder. You must take someone else’s life if you want immortality. But it’s not a guaranteed plan and you loose your humanity in the process. There’s another way. It’s more like an investment, like planting a tree. But it still requires a death. I discovered this when my daughter was born. If…