Novels often reawaken memories and offer a bridge from our personal experiences straight into the lives of fictional characters and plots. This recently happened to Missourian proofreader Kathryn Branson, a former funeral director and embalmer. Today she offers her take on “Mr. Mercedes,” the newest release by the ever-popular and prolific Stephen King. (Editor's note, Chris Stuckenschneider)
I had just finished backing the hearse into the garage. It was very, very early in the morning, and my mother would say I had “no wind in my sails.” My sails were furled, not even ready for the wind.
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