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‘My story be­gins on a swel­ter­ing Au­gust night, in a place I will never set eyes upon. The room takes life only in my imag­in­ings. It is large most days when I con­jure it. The walls are white and clean, the bed li­nen crisp as a fallen leaf. The pri­vate suite has the very finest of ev­ery­thing. Out­side, the breeze is weary, and the ci­cadas throb in the tall trees, their ver­dant hid­ing places just be­low the win­dow frames ... The scent of pine wafts in, and the woman’s screams press out as the nurses hold her fast to the bed.”

LISA WINGATE BE­FORE WE WERE YOURS (2017)

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