Michel Faber, “The Eyes of the Soul”

A company drops by to install a HD TV into a single mother’s window, replacing her view of urban decay with a blissful garden vista.

(from Vanilla Bright Like Eminem)

This isn’t a what-would-happen-if story. It’s a This Happens story. The characters barely have a chance to react before the closing credits. This isn’t a story, really. The author came up with an invention and installed it in a story collection. Eh.

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