She won’t go swimming, because she’s afraid of sharks. No, not even swimming pools are safe.
Yes, she said, I know that rationally, but I have a fear of pools, just the same.
I totally heart this story. It’s almost entirely a conversation about elaborate and irrational fear, specifically about bioengineered sharks sensing fear and waiting where they shouldn’t. It sounds sorta silly, but it’s captivating ina simple, humanistic way. It’s Franny and Zooey meets Deep Blue Sea. There were some parts, the non-conversation parts, that took the good feeling away. But mostly this story scratches an itch.
Here‘s a link to it.
The Von Bondies, “C’mon C’mon”