“She’s really convinced she’ll die Tuesday?” He laughed.
I’m not going to like this. I just know it. It’s too early in the morning and I’m too tired and I don’t like what she made me wear and I don’t know where we’re going and if I did, I doubt that I’d like it. I just know it.
Vera says they’re lucky to be on this train. Some luck. She says many people have stayed behind; there were not enough trains to take everybody who wanted to leave Vitebsk.
Lou liked seeing the blinking lights on his desk telephone. It meant people needed his help.
Johanna flossed thoroughly. Then she rinsed and smiled wide for the bathroom mirror. Next she brushed, spit, and rinsed. Now she smiled again, big and bright. Her teeth shined and so did her gums. Only her gums and tongue were shades of red. She was happy with that. She had better news for the dentist. [...]
Nan is my best friend. My heart hurts, watching her crumble. I take a sip of coffee. Bitter runs down my throat.