This story was a bit too fast paced for me. It spanned a long time and I felt a bit out of breath while reading it.
The story follows these two women who know they basically have a dead end relationship, one is moving away in 8 weeks. Yet they continue to date and “fall” for each other. When one moves away the other start wasting away. She is unhappy with her life, is over worked and sees the other as a means of escaping her reality yet now that she’s away her emails go unanswered. It’s quite a sad and bitter story and one that many people allow themselves to live in.
I live in the bathroom
I liked this one very much. There’s a sick twist to the story. I didn’t see that one coming. It tells of a woman who was locked in the bathroom by her husband. It shows how she deteriorates over time both mentality and physically. It was sick and twisted and you really felt scared for her.
Oh good lord. This was just crazy. Jennifer is totally off her rocker. She is convinced that everyone loves her but no one does. As the story progresses it only gets darker and Jennifer seems more insane than the previous line.
This one is a story about a woman who starts over-eating when her relationship is going sour. After the break-up she can’t stop over-eating till eventually she doesn’t even recognize the person in the mirror. Definitely not terrifying like the previous two stories. But her continue need to eat get rather annoying after a while.
Where Maisy Went
This one was very disturbing. A crazy lady steals a baby and has no idea how to take care of the poor thing. I just don’t know what to say about this one. Twisted horrible and very terrifying. It’s not like she is actually conscious of what she is doing. That makes it even scarier.
This one is confusing. This man wonders around all day looking for who we believe is his wife and son but he always refers to them as the woman and the boy. Sort of odd. He’s the one that lost them in the first place. He drops them off far from where he parks and they never make any arrangement to meet. It makes me wonder if he was a stalker and was just a taxi man. No idea. Totally confused after reading that one.
While I admit some of the stories seem rather poetic, they are mostly tragic and I can’t see the beauty in this type of tragedy. The stories were deeply disturbing and will probably make me have nightmares for a while. I particularly liked “I live in the bathroom”. That one was my favourite. My least favourite was “Where Maisy Went”.
Not for the faint of heart