"A man can't sleep. He takes a job driving a cab all night. On his first shift a woman gets in. 'By the river,' she says. They drive downtown, across the sleepy clacking of the bridge. At the far end of the bridge the road simply descends underwater. The man is surprised but strangely unalarmed. The cab sinks down below the lamps and sidewalks, into the waves. 'This is fine here,' says the woman. When she pays, the scales on her body shimmer in the man's eyes."
Barry Yourgrau, Wearing Dad's Head.