Sometimes a story gets to you. It lifts up your corneas, crawls into your optic nerve, and inserts itself into the way you see the world. That’s what Carmen Maria Machado’s Especially Heinous: 272 Views of Law and Order SVU did to me. It’s a powerful story, strange and real at the same time. Difficult to describe, but impossible to forget.
This is my attempt to get it out of my head, and into yours. Go read it, and enjoy.