Floating on her back, she imagines what’ll happen if she starts bleeding right then and there.
I’m gonna open the blinds so you can see the moon, okay? You’d like that, right?
Maybe I’m a bad daughter
Do you know what he said to me? He whispered it in my ear. It’d be better for everyone if I just died, he said. I don’t know why I don’t die. Why would he say that?
Anyway, don’t let me keep you upGet some rest. Donna’s coming back tomorrow and we’ve got a long drive.
Yeah, this is Transmissions USA, just calling to give you an update. That valve you need should be getting here tomorrow, Wednesday at the latest. We’ll let you know.
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The MC introduced each contestant, and at the end, said that that year’s grief counselors in black would like to be called the Bereavers. He mispronounced it as the Beliebers, and the audience laughed, because they are American, and have no idea what Bereaver could mean.