The Divorce

It seems like a simple enough story: a man reflects on the night he met his wife, the moment he must say goodbye to her forever. But after a few seconds, the story takes a surprising turn, as the man's fading memories literally disappear before our very eyes. I wanted to try using the powers of the web browser - particularly new HTML and CSS capabilities - to add a new layer to a story experience. The browser can do a lot more than we usually use it for. The beautiful story and words from writer R. Silver really lift the story off the page too. This concept has since been borrowed by other writers and journalists for their own stories.

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