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1. I stopped at a red light and saw an attractive young man jamming out to “Stairway to Heaven,” in a Chevy truck next to me, but as soon as I looked at him, he flashed his blinding white teeth at me as his eyes started oozing out tar and smoke billowed from his nostrils – then the light turned green, but when I pressed on the gas as hard as I could, the engine began to sputter.
When the email pinged out across campus – sent to every student and professor with an .edu address, warning them to stay away from Central Campus, alerting them about an unnamed body, about a poor soul who jumped from the fifth floor, may God rest her soul – no one would have guessed it was me.
I watched Jada’s body get lowered into the ground and showered with red and white roses. It would be the last time I would ever see her, the last time I would be that close to her without six feet of mud and moss and maggots between us. Unless…