Charles Drangle wrote this story with a title I don’t like (though he does, I just read it in his author interview which I don’t recommend you read before reading this story).
This story starts along one path, and then takes a crazy turn that had me marveling. I was so amazed at this changeup, I stopped where I was and put this story down for several weeks.
When I picked it back up, I started from the beginning. This time I was ready for the changeup and I finished the story, marveling at the skill of this author.