In an unlikely convergence of RFT
feature stories, reformed pickup artist
turned filmmaker Eric Weber (who once neatly turned the tables during an Unreal interview
) has just published a short story
in the online literary magazine The Cortland Review
about a suicide pact between two married octogenarians.
It's not quite the Final Exit Network
-- for one thing, the network doesn't figure into the story at all, and for another (spoiler alert), the characters don't use the controversial Final Exit method of a plastic hood and helium tank. There is, to be perfectly honest, no pickup artistry, either.
It is, however, a deeply moving story about long-term marriage, sexual frustration and dysfunction, impending death and the sorrows of growing old and more than worth ten minutes of your time.