She was not crazy, it was a pose, a stance she took as others did happiness. She supposed that to act according to your nature and hold to that was a measure of holiness. Thus she convinced the public defender not to enter a plea of insanity.

It isn't pleasant to kill someone and harder than you think, whether in real life (an ironic usage) or in writing.

It made her blue (and neither of us proud).

Ed Stanko never deserved any but the death he was destined for.

Though who can say whether he died too early.

Not her. She had her own death to face now.

And the memory of the poor child, sister to her unborn daughter.