story: “Bettering Myself”
author: Ottessa Moshfegh
where: Al Reem summer, had me a blast!
note: I just ordered myself two large Coke Zeros (delivery) after rereading this ending.
a line: “The waitress went away and my ex got up to use the men’s room, and when he got back he asked me to stop calling him.”
theme(s): Addiction, depression, inappropriate relationships