“Telepathy” by Dave Cairns A gift for some is a curse for all In the near future, an unexplained phenomenon has progressively given the majority of the world’s population telepathic abilities. While many herald this as a new age of human evolution and culture, for those who do not have this gift, this new world is a dark place. The nontelepathic have become the new under-class, with new laws and social change making them less than human. Alina is a young woman who has not developed telepathic abilities. Under the new ‘Reclamation’ laws, Alina is case managed by a telepathic social worker named Ash. Through their interview, we learn Alina’s story and the discrimination she has faced through her life.