“Reasons were in short supply.”

And, sure, people always disappear into new people, and no one can stop the way new versions of people overtake the old versions of people, but something about the new Linda was so menacing that it made me suspicious of what she’d done with the old Linda.

This book can hard to read through – it’s got that numb tone of people staring at their nihilistic existence. At least that’s my read. But, it’s full of the clarity that comes with that bleakness.

Source: Certain American States: Stories