This is for anybody who is younger than me, and that would be most of you . . .

The Alternate Door - Bruce H. Bretthauer

. . . , but this one has me flummoxed.


is it possible that a person who is thirty right now, could have grown up without having  encountered a splinter accident.  Have we really come so far?


Detective Gina has been kidnapped and locked in a room.


She had run her fingers over everything in the room, collecting a splinter from the windowsill in the process. The jab of the splinter— she worried about a possible infection— and the drops of blood as she finally removed the sliver and sucked at the wound, weren’t anything she’d ever experienced.