What makes us pick up the stories we pick up, and what use do we make of them?
‘There is a story about a prisoner at Alcatraz who spent his nights in solitary confinement dropping a button on the floor then trying to find it again in the dark. Each night, in this manner, he passed the hours until dawn. I do not have a button. In all other respects my nights are the same.’
Jenny Offill, Dept. Of Speculation