300 short stories:: story 123

story: The First World

author: Joseph O’Neill

year: 2018

where: Paris Metro, line 2 then line 12

note: men and friendships is certainly a hot topic right now, particularly between cis men.

a line: “It is my habit to divide humanity along Orbisonian lines: the lonely and the not so lonely. Arty, I sense, falls on the wrong side of the division.”


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