The last day of Jean Brooks’ life

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On the last day of her life, Jean Brooks made a pot of coffee. It was not early in the morning, but she had slept in late. She rounded off five spoonfuls into the filter and stood, watching the coffee slowly drip into the pot. When the coffee was finished brewing, she opened a half-full bottle of whisky and poured a healthy dram into the pot. Jean Brooks had slept in late. She slowly settled into the couch and stared at the blank television. If Jean Brooks would have turned on the television she would not have seen herself, and she was happy in this thought. If Jean Brooks would have turned on the television she would have seen John F. Kennedy being buried. But Jean Brooks didn’t turn on the television but drank large, slow gulps of her coffee and thought about the great, inescapable pain in her body. Jean Brooks would sit like this for the rest of the day until the synapses in her brain began to fire uncontrollably. Jean Brooks had slept in late.

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~ by talkmyshitagain on July 8, 2009.

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