Two women go into hospital expecting to leave with a child, but only one does - and it’s not theirs.
“Being a heterosexual woman who loved men meant being a translator for their emotions, a palliative nurse for their pride and a hostage negotiator for their egos.”
"Why, if one wants to compare life to anything, one must liken it to being blown through the Tube at fifty miles an hour--landing at the other end without a single hairpin in one's hair!" - The Mark On The Wall
"The end of this story is pretty well known, since people wound up getting killed and the trials were in the news..."
“You only get one life. It's actually your duty to live it as fully as possible.”
“There is a great consolation in simply doing something you love.”
A collection of Roald Dahl's short stories for adults.
“No live organism can continue for long to exist sanely under conditions of absolute reality.”
“You don't have to let that one thing be the thing that defines you.”