Winter Girl

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* Professor Overbrook tries to talk to me, too bad he doesn’t exist; I don’t have a father or a mother. I just have white spaces with no walls and the box of garbage bags. (216) * I showed her how I’d been making tiny cuts in my skin to let the badness and the pain leak out. They were shallow at first, and short, like claw marks made by a desperate cat that wanted to hide under the front porch. Cutting pain was a different flavor of hurt. It made it easier not to think about having my body and my family and my life stolen, made it easier not to care.... (166) * Yes, I’d love to tell you that Cassie’s voice is on the phone in my purse and she is haunting me because I let her die. If I do, you’ll give me even more drugs. If I tell you what I ate today, you’ll pull the alarm and send me back to jail. (117) * You’re not skinny. You are a pus- filled whale. Your mom wishes she had given you up for adoption. Your dad secretly thinks you’re not really his kid. People laugh at you when your fat jiggles. You’re ugly. You’re stupid. You’re boring. The only thing you’re good at is starving, but you can’t even do that right. You’re a waste.” (244) * If I don’t, there’s a good chance she’ll wrestle me to the floor, pry open my mouth, and pour it into me . Or drive me to the hospital and stick me with IV’s until I inflate and bounce along the ceiling like a Thanksgiving Day parade balloon.…...

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