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SITTING ON BALZAC'S LAP.

SITTING ON BALZAC'S LAP.

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Published by Terry Collett
A GIRL SAY SHE SAT ON BALZAC'S LAP: WA SIT A GHOST WAS IS SHE MENTALLY ILL?
A GIRL SAY SHE SAT ON BALZAC'S LAP: WA SIT A GHOST WAS IS SHE MENTALLY ILL?

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Published by: Terry Collett on Feb 03, 2013
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SITTING ON BALZAC’S LAP.I sat on Balzac’s lap, Betula said. The psychiatrist twitched his nose,Scribbled notes. Where was this?Outside a Paris cafe. He looked upAt her and stared. Were you alone?No Balzac was there. He scribbledMore notes, his pen moved quicklyAcross the page. Anyone else?My grandmother. Can she substantiate You sitting on Balzac’s lap? Yes, sheWas there. Where about does yourGrandmother live? She doesn’t.Doesn’t what? He asked. Live. SheDied some years back, but she doesVisit. The psychiatrist frowned, scribbledMore notes. Do you see anyone else? Yes, my sister, Alice. Is she dead, too?Oh, no, she lives at home with Mother.He sat back in his chair that squeaked.Betula put her hands on the arms of Her chair and moved them backwardAnd forward, studying the psychiatrist,His deep set eyes, his thick brows, his Thin lips. Why did you sit on Balzac’s lap?He asked. Because he said I could, sheReplied, feeling the warmth from rubbingHer hands on the arms of the chair. Do you

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