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“You Know What You Have To Do”

Heidi Chu ’19

You Know What You Have To Do

Breathe in…

Breathe out…

David hurried into the office; his shoes shuffled impatiently down the checkerboard carpet.

“Sorry, sorry, I-there was traffic and then I-” he murmured in between heavy puffs of air.

“That’s fine, Mr. Shapiro, just take a seat so we can get started,” Dr. Larson said calmly.

His hands were folded neatly in his lap, and a notebook sat on the corner of the glass table in the center of the room. A clock ticked away on the opposite wall, a tauntingly silent reminder. David placed his briefcase down beside the couch and laid down, but his feet hung slightly off the edge. He had grown a great deal since he first started seeing Dr. Larson. It took him a few moments to get situated. The material of the couch was plushy, and a row of metal studs lined one side.

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Alpine

Nic Fort ’16

They found Mr. Higgins on the floor of the chemistry lab at 9:32 PM on the night of Friday, September 23. His body was still warm. The cause of death was a stab wound, with no murder weapon found. Less than twelve hours later, they concluded their investigation.

I was the only suspect.

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