Originally on : Strange Horizons (and still online)
Neat little story that is worth the 15 minutes of your life it will take to read. Enzo is working at the checkout at a superstore, and little by little things begin to change for the better. It’s an iterative process and doesn’t always work out for everyone (waking up in the morning next to a pretty girl is good for him, but colour her unimpressed).
Things change (Mr Kessel gets a bit t-o-o silly with the proposition that my Buffalo Bills win the Superbowl!), and it’s a good example of pitching a story just right.