Life had been hard. Not the worst by any means, but hard.
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They say, “Yes. The girl wearing…” They lean forward, point in a circular motion around their face and whisper, “that scarf.” Immediately I know they are talking about Farrah.
The phone rang, piercing the silence of an early November morning, and my mom dragged herself out of bed to answer it. Spying out of a small crack in my bedroom door, I watched as my mom sunk into the couch, her trembling hands holding the phone to her ear as her best friend Kathy Cloutier delivered the news that her only daughter Leah had made the decision to take her own life.