Quick Thought About Hell Maybe the final indignity will be that nothing else comes after. Particularly after a life that included early morning workouts, and others first, and getting the bad part out of the way; a life where we saved even the most insignificant pleasures— the best part of the story, dessert— for last. Even the way we remember pleasure— left-lane westbound, what’s left of summer— may give us something to look forward to. As if anticipation makes both parts of getting the bad news before the good better, waiting for something and not just waiting.
Toby Goostree’s work has been published in The Cincinnati Review, Christianity and Literature, Anglican Theological Review, Santa Clara Review, and others.