Monday, April 02, 2007

Courtesy of Nora Ephron (Whom I love, p.s.)

A man and a woman live in a house on a deserted peninsula. The man's mother comes to stay with them, and the man goes off on a business trip. The woman takes the ferry to the mainland and goes to see her lover. They make love. When they finish, she realizes it's late, and she gets up, dresses, and rushes to catch the last ferry home. She misses the boat. She pleads with the ferryboat captain. he tells her he will take her back to the peninsula if she gives him six times the normal fare. But she doesn't have the money. So she's forced to walk home, and on the way, she's raped and killed by a stranger.

And the question is: Who is responsible for her death, and in what order - the woman, the man, the mother, the ferryboat captain, the lover, or the rapist?

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