The Spanish Steps in Rome are the location for an intriguing story – every ten years there has been a short appearance on those steps of a dark shape. Little is known about it, few know about it, but theories amongst them are varied. A researcher observer the event, and is shaken by the exposure to something clearly out of time and out of phase.
- John Sladek. The Real Martian Chronicles. (F&SF May/June 2010)
- Rachel Swirsky. Again and again and again. (Interzone #226, Jan/Feb 2010)