Your book is: One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses
With your friend in tow, you venture to the Armstrong Redwoods in Sonoma County. On your way out the door, you slip Lucy Corin’s One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses into your backpack. This collection of short stories and vignettes, each pinpointed to a “moment of vexation and crisis”, is best read slowly, brought out during a quiet moment when you pause to picnic in the reserve. From “Madmen”, a story set in a world where children select a madman to act as a companion throughout adolescence, to the smaller apocalypses consisting of only a few sentences, Corin’s work engenders creative thought.