Publication at 5:00 pm BST, 25 June 2016, during FlashFlood 2016. Link to the story here.
This is the 2nd reprint of this story, and for that I am grateful. Original publication at FIVE Pure Slush Volume 10 (editor Matt Potter); subsequent reprint at Matter Press (editor Randall Brown); this reprint at Flash Flood 2016 (editor Calum Kerr).
And I’ve overlooked crediting Lisa Reardon at Gotham Writers Workshop for giving me the prompt that started this story’s creation: choose a law and reverse it. I’m indebted to her for that initial spark.