David smiles.

Where should I start, he says.

The beginning's always good.

Funny, he says, a comedian. It was good. It was good in the beginning. 

David is in jail, awaiting transfer to prison

He is thirty-three years old.  He was sentenced to ninety years

Yeah, it was good at first, he tells me. I loved that girl, deep...and we was together all the time 24/7. Then outta nowhere she's like, I'm gonna do this, I'm gonna do that, and I'm like, yeah, who you gonna do it with.

What did she say?

What's she gonna say, I'm bangin' Rico and Eddie...no, she goes, oh David, honey, me and Clarissa, we're goin' shopping. Shoppin' my ass. She was shoppin' alright.

David smiles. He has a nice smile. David knows that.

On the news, he says, they tried to make me into, ya know, some kinda monster

He tries a monster pose but he needs both hands and one is cuffed to the table. It throws him, but only for a moment

I'm just like anybody else ya know. And I did love her. I was crazy about that girl and then for her to do me that way...no ma'am. So yeah, I said c'mon let's go for a ride and we drive, way way past town.

David stops. He is savoring this.

We're cussin' and fightin', she don't know it but I'm arguing with her just to get good and worked up. 'Cuz I know what I'm gonna do.

David winks, and laughs and shakes his head.

Two minutes.

The guard in the room is keeping track of the time.

How's your appetite, David? Do you sleep all right?

David puts the back of his free hand against his ear.

Like a baby. Eat like a pig, food's not bad here, for jail food...now before I done it? Oh I was a mess, 'cuz I'm worryin' all the time about what she's doing and who she's doing it with. Afterwards? No problem. I eat good. I sleep good.

I sleep fine since I cut off that bitch's head.

A buzzer sounds.

The guard says, Time.

David smiles.

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