THE SURROGATE by TESSA HADLEY

An interesting short story from current issue of The New Yorker:
THE SURROGATE by TESSA HADLEY.

Only a few years have passed, but a lot has happened since then. These are the years when a lot happens, when your life lurches across crucial transitions like a train hurtling across points at speed. It doesn¡¯t always feel that way at the time. At the time, you sometimes feel that life has slowed down to a point of frozen stillness. There¡¯s no tedium like the tedium of twenty. But all the while you are in fact flying fast into a future that has already been decided by a couple of accidental encounters or scraps of dreams.