"Homecoming Ritual" by Matt Payne

Matt Payne jumps between idea-based fiction, stream-of-consciousness or humourous dadaism, and pieces constructed to evoke specific emotions. In all things he likes to explore the fringes of human thought, feeling, and experience.  His books include Dinosaur Mountain (a surreal skiing novella), The Sick Book of Lies (a collection of very short pieces), and Robot God / Hybrid Brain (mind bending longer stories).