Far Fetched Fables No. 34 Karen Joy Fowler and Greg Van Eekhout
“The Last Worders” by Karen Joy Fowler
Charlotta was asleep in the dining car when the train arrived in San Margais. It was tempting to just leave her behind, and I tried to tell myself this wasn’t a mean thought, but came to me because I, myself, might want to be left like that, just for the adventure of it. I might want to wake up hours later and miles away, bewildered and alone. I am always on the lookout for those parts of my life that could be the first scene in a movie. Of course, you could start a movie anywhere, but you wouldn’t; that’s my point. And so this impulse had nothing to do with the way Charlotta had begun to get on my last nerve. That’s my
other point. If I thought being ditched would be sort of exciting, then so did Charlotta. We felt the same about everything.
Karen Joy Fowler is the author of six novels and three short story collections. The Jane Austen Book Club spent thirteen weeks on the New... For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy