published in The New Yorker
An elderly woman, whose husband had recently passed away, now lives alone with her cat. Her neighbors come by and tell her that they are going to have a party on Saturday night. They offer her a bottle of wine, an iPod with headphones, and earplugs as friendly gestures. On Saturday night, she awakes to the loud throb of music and spends the night spying on the party.
24 days ago