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Lisa says: A very different twist on this story. The first paragraph was misleading to the bulk of the story until the very end. After reading this entry a second time, I thought Snow was on a serious "trip".
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Lisa says: This story had me at the start. I read, "purgatory" and thought going on a dangerous journey. Then the ending totally surprised me.
"Do you want to take a break?" My mother stops, turning to look at me. There's something in her eyes that makes me uneasy, but I can't place what it is.
"Sure." It's not until I sit down that I register my exhaustion. A heaviness I didn't notice before settles in my bones, and all I want to do is rest.
"You can sleep, if you want. I'll wake you up." She's still holding my hand, but I'm not sure if it's for my benefit or hers.
Leaning back against the tunnel wall, I close my eyes and tell myself it's just to rest them a few moments.
The room is a mess, a reflection of the young woman lying on the crumpled bed. Several people mill about the room, examining every corner. One of them approaches the body - the young woman is dead - and removes a small bottle from the night stand.
" It was probably an overdose, but we won't know until we get her back to the lab."
Somewhere in the background, cries break through the low murmur of conversation.
When I open my eyes, I'm not sitting up, but lying with my head in my mother's lap.
"Time to go."
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