Every weekend I participate in David Abrams’s “#SundaySentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

It was now after one A.M., and they’d left Chicago only eighteen hours earlier, but she felt as if she’d been shoved into someone else’s life, her own passable life in Illinois now unreachable, as if a malevolent trickster had spirited her away from it with the promise of sunshine and renewed youth.

Source: Christine Sneed, “Beach Vacation” (in The Virginity of Famous Men: Stories)

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