I blew out the candle. A thin stream of smoke drifted up from the blackened wick, reaching toward heaven, and I wondered if Id soon follow, joining all those whod gone before me.
In a manner befitting a saint.
Excerpted from THE POSSIBILITIES OF SAINTHOOD by Donna Freitas.
Copyright © 2008 by Donna Freitas.
Published in 2008 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
All rights reserved. This work is protected under copyright laws and reproduction is strictly prohibited. Permission to reproduce the material in any manner or medium must be secured from the Publisher.
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