I planned to stay at home by myself, watch some TV and read, while she went to a party with her friends.
Then, I decided it was my only night with her, I had nothing better to do, so why not, there’s a dumb party ten minutes from my house, I would go, dance like a fool, and embarrass my younger sister.
I called myself “big mama”, because I knew I’d be the oldest one there.
I made silly faces, let my guard down, and drank liquor too fast not factoring in that my tolerance had significantly lowered since college.
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The judge said he feared a longer sentence would have a “severe impact” on Turner, a champion swimmer who once aspired to compete in the Olympics — a point repeatedly brought up during the trial.
On Thursday, Turner's victim addressed him directly, detailing the severe impact his actions had on her — from the night she learned she had been assaulted by a stranger while unconscious, to the grueling trial during which Turner's attorneys argued that she had eagerly consented.
The three of us worked to comb the pine needles out of my hair, six hands to fill one paper bag.
To calm me down, they said it’s just the flora and fauna, flora and fauna.