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13 Jars

Excerpt from 13 Jars:
“The next thing Maria realized, she was standing alone in the hallway outside the doctor’s closed door. She just stood there for a moment trying to gain her bearings. Her mind was numb and her emotions churned inside her tossing up disbelief, anger, sadness and apprehension over her grim assignment. In a mental fog she moved through the maze of halls to her desk and eased the box down.

Perhaps in the feeble hope that she had somehow misunderstood the doctor, she opened the box. In it, she found 13 jars of various sizes. She carefully lifted one of the jars out of the box. On the outside of the jar was a piece of white medical tape…”