I wrote this story in 1995, in college. I lived in a rooming house in New Paltz NY, and a Japanese exchange student told me that he & his friends back home laughed when the news reported...well, the same tragedy that befalls my 'tagonist. That's how I got the idea. Otherwise, no spoilers.

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