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Chapter 1

Therapeutic Statement 42-03282028-11
Subject: James, Nora Emily, 15
Facility: Hamilton Detention Center TFC-42
 

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I’m about to forget everything I’m going to tell you. So I’m only going to mention the parts that matter. To you, at least. The rest I’m going to keep to myself, for my self. For that old Nora James. The obedient daughter. The popular girl. The oblivious consumer. The one who really owns this cute little charm bracelet with the silver purse dangling from it. The one you want to keep around.

It all started a few weeks ago. It was a glossy day…

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