The Most Important Short Story of Your Generation

NPR’s Guy Risdall sipped his fourth cup of coffee. He listened to the first Helmet record on headphones as he responded to emails.


The song played so loud, and Guy felt so high from the caffeine that, even though he could see a clear sky through the window in the corner of his vision, he still hallucinated a gentle rain falling. It battered big elm leaves down into the carhoods.