Karen hated her life. Most teenagers do, but she thought hers was really crappy.
The neighbors were loud. Her neighborhood smelled terrible and seemed to be dissolving around her. Her parents had buzzed off and left her to wallow in her self-pity.
Such is life for a young fruit fly.
G.W. Lovvorn is an American writer living the good life in the Philippines, where he spends most of his time ghost writing for people who like to appear smarter than they are. (JOKES!)