In Search of an Ending

Brooke Mazurek
Jul 31, 2020 · 21 min read

Romantic comedies were the clichés I grew up watching and dismissing. Then my life became one

I like knowing where chapters end. At the start of every new one I flip forward, counting the pages that lie ahead, and whether it’s two or twenty, that number gives me a sense of how the book moves. It helps me determine how I’ll move with it. On airplanes, I leave the monitor programmed onto the flight map. Ten hours left. One…