“Did you kill anybody?” Harry asked as the firelight flickered on her face. “Do you think I’m going to answer that?” Arlene Billeaud laughed at her.
“This is the very reason that some lives end seemingly early and by their own hands because Mother Nature doesn’t understand that a personage can out-age a body. It is the reason that someone unwell can look so very vibrant on the outside, giving no indication that death lurks around the corner. Souls saturated in sickness, negativity, and ill-thoughts cannot weather the years well.”
“Mama says how I was born is how I live, my thoughts racing faster than what I know what to do with them. She claims I came hurling into the world screaming bloody murder as if I were trying to raise the dead. And then she gets a faraway look that feels as if someone has pulled the scenery from the room and you’re left standing in the dark with no walls and no ceiling.”
-This I Know