Characters Maria, the hero Jen, the roommate Bob, the garbage can
Maria To refresh: What tone are we striking?
Jen Cordial but chilly; needlessly professional; bemused but indifferent; vaguely antagonized; cheerful but disgusted.
Maria And if he asks how I am?
Jen Busy. You’ve been busy…going out, going to the gym. And you’ve been sexual, attending to all sorts of sex things and sex matters.
Maria What else? What about a glow?
Jen You have this glow about you, this lightness, like a very large—obese, even—weight has been lifted off of you.[...]