It was pretty tough to come back and find the folks all gone and Diane married to someone else. Nothing seemed to matter any more. There had been a time when the lazy little town had been very dear to me, but now it depressed me. I was empty inside, as if I'd never be able to feel again. It wasn't altogether the town's fault or the fact that things had changed, it was more that I had lost a certain something inside I couldn't define. Anyway, I wasn't happy-I knew that.
"Return To Beauty,"
Manuscripts: Vol. 14
, Article 2.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.butler.edu/manuscripts/vol14/iss3/2