A fictional chronicle of a descent into madness.

 

“So it goes.

            Those were vile people in both those cities, as is well known. The world was better off without them.

            And Lot’s wife, of course, was told not to look back where all those people and their homes had been. But she did look back, and I love her for that, because it was so human.

            So she was turned to a pillar of salt. So it goes.

People aren’t supposed to look back. I’m certainly not going to do it anymore.

            I’ve finished my war book now. The next one I write is going to be fun.

            This one is a failure, and had to be, since it was written by a pillar of salt.”

-from Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut