VERY SENSIBLE STORIES AND POEMS FOR GROWN PERSONS
from “The Plague” entry to “The Genre in Brief (100-word stories)”
Even those few individuals who did manage to panic were met with equanimity by their neighbours; for it had always been assumed that the end of the world must torment some people. They were simply playing an expected role in a long-awaited script.
Part of the charm here is the indirectness offered by the indefinite articles. It underlines the restricted nature of “some”.
Some people want to get their hands on the Kelp Queen Press issue of Mr. Taniguchi’s stories. Some people have been infected by the few they have read in The Stars as Seen from this Particular Angle of Night edited by Sandra Kasturi. Some are ready for more exposure. Some are already vectors.
And so for day 335