Holy Smoke

Chapter Three

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Fat Jesse REALLY doesn’t wanna walk in any march except she doesn’t want to say Black Lives don’t matter – even though she SERIOUSLY thinks she might kill her parents who are both Black someday. I like being in all kinds of different houses except ours. They're emptier and even more haunted than Obby’s. Actually, Obby’s house isn’t really haunted at all. My Obby is dead and gone and his house is just as sad as any other place I can go.

Dabba isn’t happy any place now. Sometimes when he drops me off here at Stan and Carol’s, I think he’d like to just stay too, but Carol Ann can only put up with so much.

And what's this all to you?





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Fat Jesse REALLY doesn’t wanna walk in any march except she doesn’t want to say Black Lives don’t matter – even though she SERIOUSLY thinks she might kill her parents who are both Black someday. I like being in all kinds of different houses except ours. They're emptier and even more haunted than Obby’s. Actually, Obby’s house isn’t really haunted at all. My Obby is dead and gone and his house is just as sad as any other place I can go.

Dabba isn’t happy any place now. Sometimes when he drops me off here at Stan and Carol’s, I think he’d like to just stay too, but Carol Ann can only put up with so much.

And what's this all to you?