Short story: “From the Diary of an Invalid”

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“From the Diary of an Invalid,” by Richard Burgin

Appeared here in Per Contra issue 26, winter 2012

3,838 words

I like the characters a lot, but the ending is too inconclusive for my taste. It doesn’t represent a great enough change in the main character, in my opinion.

The occasional ellipses seem to indicate the breaks between diary entries; there are no actual section breaks or dates. An unusual choice, but it works.