When one is young, everyone seems to be in love with everyone else. This story, "Vulnerability," is about a young woman in college who feels life brimming with possibility. It is 1996. She is in love, but still somehow unfulfilled. She has a metaphysics paper to write on the structure of the universe. She hands in stories to fiction workshop that are probably written, as this story is, with humor. What if Hemmingway wrote chick-lit? There's nowhere particularly to get to, except for into the heart of another.