300 short stories: story 277

story: “Bettering Myself”

author: Ottessa Moshfegh

year: 2013

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


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