The Suede Jacket Lie

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Around ten days after my sister, Christine Rosamond Benton, drowned, my surviving sister, Vicki Presco, showed my friend and I a video she and her son shot down in the cove at Rocky Point. They find a suede jacket they surmise belonged to Christine – high up in the ice-plant. They say the large waves must have deposited it there. When the video is over, Vicki goes into her closet and produces this suede jacket, and shows it to us. Michael Harkins shoots me a look. When we leave he tells me there was no way this jacket was in the ocean. It was in pristine shape. Any moisture ruins a suede coat. This jacked was allegedly in the ocean, washed up by a wave, where it sat in the sun and fog for a week.

Apparently Vicki has shown Tom Snyder this jacket that could not be closed at…

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I am an artist, a writer, and a theologian.
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