Because They Wanted To : This is a collection of short fiction by the author of Bad Behavior (1988) and Two Girls, Fat and Thin (1991). In 'The Girl on the Plane,' a man meets a woman who resembles a college classmate, and their conversation elicits in his mind the sordid details of his role in a drunken gang-rape. In 'Tiny, Smiling Daddy,' a young woman writes about her father for Self. While driving to purchase the magazine, the father reflects on her childhood. 'Orchid' details the reunion of two college roommates - Margot, a lesbian, and Patrick, a Lothario - and how smoldering memories can blaze when provoked.