Framing the Dialogue

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The Surgeon

The Surgeon is the name given to a bizarre serial killer who preys on young women and attacks them in their sleep.  Unfortunately for his victims, their journey towards death is not a pleasant one and his “surgery” is done without comfort in mind.

“I would like to be there when the police arrive, but I am not stupid. I know they will study every car that creeps by, every face that stares from the gathering of spectators on the street. They know my urge to return is strong.  Even now, as I sit in Starbucks, watching the day brighten outside the window, I feel that room calling me back.  But I am like Ulysses, safely lashed to my ship’s mast, yearning for the sirens’ song. I will not dash myself against the rocks. I will not make that mistake.”