Thursday, May 9, 2024

Introducing...Darling Girls by Sally Hepworth

 Introducing books through the first paragraph or so...


Dr. Warren sits in a gray folding chair, one ankle resting on the opposite knee. He wears a brown suit, a red tie, and thin-rimmed glasses, and his bald, liver-spotted head is as waxed and shiny as a freshly buffed sports car. When I knock on the door, he points to the vacant chair facing him, his gaze fixed on an old-school manilla folder in his lap.

"Hello," I say tentatively.

No response. After a brief hesitation, I squeak across the floors in my sneakers and sit.

Dr. Warren remains bent over his file.

-- Darling Girls by Sally Hepworth

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