The story was inspired by an idea that’s been floating around in my head for almost twenty years: the simple conversion of money into lifespan and how that would affect how we view economic issues. It took more than a decade to develop the courage to believe I could do the idea justice. I hope that I did. Incidentally, the working title was Time is Money which is way too literal to sell, but did tickle me at the time. I hope you enjoy the story and feel free to come back and comment.