By Koji Suzuki
A haunting selection of brief tales from Koji Suzuki, writer of the spoil mystery, Ring, which spawned the hit movie and sequels. the 1st tale during this assortment has been tailored to movie (Dark Water, Walter Salles), and one other, "Adrift" is at present in creation with measurement movies.
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I gave the ambulance driver a dollar and then took Alida up to Mrs. Romanita Morales' three-room cold-water flat where Alida would eat rice and beans until Bellevue made its decision about Petra. I felt drenched from the ambulance ride. I left Alida with Mrs. Morales and told her that Petra would probably be out of the hospital in a few days. Bellevue seldom keeps a patient for more than ten days of observation. Alida sat on the green-and-purple sofa and played with her rubber doll. Mrs. Morales' apartment was steaming.
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