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By A. R. Olivieri
A high-school student stumbles upon an ancient curse that grants immortality — but there’s a catch — every year she must kill someone — anyone! — or she’ll die.
Jane recounts a painful family story, & decides that reconciliation is out of the question.
…trust is rewarded — & you are cleansed of your soul, of your burden…
Jane is worried about having to think quickly on her feet — but there’s no choice.
Jane is shocked at what her Mom resorts to — & has never felt more like a weapon.
Jane gets Linnaeus to finally spit it out — but it’s a lot to process.
…bathing under the moon, you grew — now tremble as you blossom…
Jane & Mom have their worst ever fight — & the power’s in the palm.
Jane can hear Mom on the phone — & considers acceptance as power.
Jane just wants Linnaeus to get out of her room — & Mom’s worst fear is realized.
…everything shakes — pounding & pleading, you push to break free…
Jane meets Linnaeus face to face — who tries to explain the trade she’s made.
Jane has Bricks give her a ride home — & a Sonic Youth cassette becomes prophecy.
Jane asks Ms. Fry for a favor — & realizes there’s no concealing her sudden personality change.
Jane grapples with the reality of feeling brand new — & strangely powerful.
Jane & Meg talk after practice about Lacie’s party — & much is left unsaid.
Jane’s got a very angry Mom on her hands — but she’s feeling invincible.
Jane is feeling better than ever before — though under very strange circumstances.
…the flicker, the fade, all fall in you — & a candle now burns brightly…
Jane is both here & there — everywhere & nowhere.
Jane & Meg get to the party — but darkness follows.
Jane is ready to leave for Lacie’s party — unsure how to feel about it.
…close your eyes calmly as clouds gather — you are the always & never…
Jane wonders if true acceptance is attainable — using some pretty dark examples.
Jane heads to the bus stop after one last fight with Mom — worrying she’s too obvious.
Jane’s gets ready for a big day — believing to have made a breakthrough.
Jane has Lacie Stevens’ party after school — so she reflects on what she knows now.
Jane has had enough — & she’s willing to o anything to make it stop.
…in the forest, wind reverberates — light the candle & become the reaper…
Jane walks home from school — regretting how she judges people.
Jane’s boyfriend, Bricks, comes to check on her — but it doesn’t go so well.
Jane is finally out of detention — but everyone is still worried about her.
Jane says she’s okay — but Meg heard some gossip that says otherwise.
Jane & Meg are stuck in detention — but this isn’t a John Hughes movie.
…a whisper comes from behind you — thunder is your only reply…
Jane decides — for once in her life — to be an adult & say “screw it.”
Jane is starting to think maybe the pills weren’t such a bad idea after all.
Jane has difficulty keeping quiet in class — but Ms. Fry demands respect.
…the world is holding you — a relic awakens — unlock it…
Jane loves her Mom — but that doesn’t change the dynamic much.
Jane is over the day before it even starts — but you try living in the suburbs.
Jane isn’t a morning person — but not for the usual reasons.
…you close your eyes & take a long, slow breath — you smell it all around you…
Jane’s immortal now — so she’s going to take her sweet time telling this story.