Clutching Pearls

Speculations on a Twentieth-Century Suicide
  • A. Loudermilk


she fell as if she had an appointment to fall. From the eighty-sixth-floor observatory of the Empire State Building to West Thirty-third below, she threw her own body down, down, down, eighty-six times. Passing which floor did she clutch her pearls and never let go?


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