The world is an asshole because it has given you not the best, but the good enough. The okay, that’s cool. The world has given you a pass. The world has given you a common face and a common name and a common story.
Mary Hamilton is an optician and writer living in Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in Best of the Web, The Collagist, Indiana Review, Storyglossia, Smokelong, and Wigleaf, among other fine places. In 2010 her collection, We Know What We Are, won the Rose Metal Press Short Short Fiction Chapbook Contest. Her short story collection, Kill Me Forever is forthcoming from The LitPub.