author: Carmen Maria Machado
where: taxi to work
note: There are elements of Find Me by Laura van den Berg in this short story. I can’t say this is my favorite work by Machado, but I am intriguing with the idea of playing with background and foreground in fiction.
a line: “One man. Gray eyes again. I hadn’t seen him in so many years.”
theme(s): Virus outbreak, human contact, survival, globalization