Tired of being on the heights, I deliberately went to the depths in the search for new sensation I grew careless of the lives of others. I took pleasure where it pleased me, and passed on. I forgot that every little action of the common day makes or unmakes character
The Project Gutenberg eBook, Lady Lilith, by Stephen McKenna
“A Mouthful of Air” | Lilith Magazine
Julie Davis has slit her wrists around the same time as her mother, Harriet, has had a facelift. One of these privileged women is a survivor, the other a perpetual self-doubter. Julie is a young woman who sleepwalked into the life prescribed for her, Blessed with the physical attractiveness that can shield select women from harm, from too much exposure to the struggles of those who make their own way, she has effortlessly acquired a successful husband—an unfailingly decent, if conventional man—a little boy, a baby girl. Yet Julie is absent from her own life. Most of her time is spent living as an impostor. Day by day, hour by hour, she remains a witness to her own search for authentic emotion.