400 short stories: story 325

story: “inverness”

author: Laura van den Berg

year: 2017

where: Abu Dhabi

note: Like most of her work (excluding the novel Find Me), this story feels heavily researched.

a line: “Yet I could not shake the loneliness that had settled in months earlier and clung as stubbornly as the fog to the hilltops.”

theme(s): Heartbreak, partnerships, science, discovery (also, the Loch Ness Monster)

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