JAN 1

But she didn’t want him to know why she was there, so she smiled and held tightly onto the packages. Did he see her flinch? Is her panic clearly betrayed in her eyes? She steadied herself and blinked slowly, gathering her thoughts.”Oh, yes! Thank you officer!” she twittered. “Of course I thought that was the wrong door, but my sister said that she’d meet me by the blue door, and because we drove together, naturally I wanted to make sure she wasn’t lost….”

She babbled on, letting her thoughts run wild, creating a sister and a family out of thin air. Many times the basis of these stories came from tv shows the night before. But she had to be careful with that. If a story was too similar, eyebrows would raise and then she’d have to dig deeper into a tale of some sort of amnesia or mental illness.