It is clear Phillips wants people to have conversations — to speculate, ruminate and watch Twitter implode. And that’s what true art does … it forces us to ask questions.
I ended up writing to Gabe. I wanted to express my appreciation for his story and his work. He replied and was sincere, encouraging and open, enjoyed my analysis and believed it accurately captured the sentiment behind the themes of the story. What more is there to say, he’s just a lovely chap and a wonderful writer.