Our Last Guest

We're sending you off for the weekend with a link to Rowan Hisayo Buchanan's piece, "Our Last Guest", which first appeared in Granta.

I figured out the hard way that Ollie and I were trapped here together. There’s some sort of barrier around the resort. That first month, every time we fought I’d barrel into it. I wasn’t trying to get to heaven, just to Stansted. I wanted to haunt the people I’d known. I wanted to watch my mother fluff all the cushions in the house before her book group. I wanted to visit my sister at uni. I wanted to go to raves and float in the bright throb of the living.”
— Excerpt from "Our Last Guest"