Note: The next story is from The New Yorker. New Yorker stories are almost always depressing, dealing with disillusion, marital break-ups, and pointlessness in life and plot. The characters are almost always hapless, helpless and hopeless. I include New Yorker Stories that have a scintilla of interest when I can find them. Rays.
“Alone.” Yu You Li.
One-minute review: Six young school girls agree to commit suicide together by drowning because none of them could swim. Why? One of the girls survives and reflects on what happened and why she saved herself. Why?
New Yorker. November 16, 2009, 64-71.