300 short stories: story 251

story: “Angel in the Architecture”

author: Zoe Young

year: 2018

where: Abu Dhabi, last day of Eid holiday

note: From McSweeney’s 53 (the celebration issue, complete with balloons!); apparently American composer Frank Ticheli wrote a score by the same name (with a plural).

a line: “’It was built by Octavin and Marcus Agrippa’–meaningless–“after the battle of Actium”–meaningless–“when they defeated Marc Antony and Cleopatra.’”

theme(s): Tourism; faith; good and evil


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