Simon Wood Quotes.

1. "He reached across the couch for the remote and switched channels. He couldn’t bear to watch yet another show about the appalling truth he’d uncovered. The subject had been done to death by the television networks, but they wouldn’t let it go. He couldn’t go anywhere without seeing the words viatical and shocking used in the same sentence. It would be on cereal boxes next. He stopped channel-hopping when he came to the cartoons. He couldn’t see Tom and Jerry selling a viatical settlement to Butch."
- Simon Wood, Accidents Waiting to Happen

2. "Come on, Abby, said Kate. You’re going to sit with Uncle Bobby while Daddy and I talk to the policemen. Abby slid off the hospital bed and took her mother’s hand. Is Bob here? Josh asked. Bob Deuce had been Josh’s friend since they were twelve."
- Simon Wood, Accidents Waiting to Happen

3. "He followed the sound of her worried voice into the living room. She sat on the couch in the living room with Abby and Wiener in descending order of size. The image reminded him of Russian dolls. Like those dolls, the three of them wore blank looks. The policemen from the hospital, Officers Brady and Williams, stood a few feet from the couch, in front of the fireplace. Oh, hi, Josh said."
- Simon Wood, Accidents Waiting to Happen

4. "Dr. Green turned his head to indicate two people waiting expectantly by the door to the private room. Josh felt a sense of relief as he saw the faces of his wife and six-year-old daughter. Abby smiled brightly at her father and rushed to his bedside, her straw-colored ponytail bouncing."
- Simon Wood, Accidents Waiting to Happen

5. "The family dog, a three-year-old longhaired dachshund, ran in from the kitchen with his tail wagging. The dog was black and tan with a smudge over each eye that gave him a permanently surprised look. Josh had bought the dog after Kate’s second miscarriage, when they realized that they’d probably never have another child. The dog functioned as Abby’s substitute sibling. It was a stupid and insensitive gesture at a time when they were all looking for something to make up for the hurt, but that was forgotten now. Wiener was part of the family. The dog came up to Josh for a moment to be stroked before he bounded off to Abby."
- Simon Wood, Accidents Waiting to Happen

6. "He stared into the car to see the face of a child-killer, but saw only a blur. The"
- Simon Wood, Paying the Piper

7. "Rebecca, see if you can get a twenty on Alex Hammond. I"
- Simon Wood, Paying the Piper

8. "Post-traumatic stress is a powerful force with the ability to change us. Even the strongest of us."
- Simon Wood, The One That Got Away

9. "People can’t function without forgiveness. It’s why the Catholics have confession and the Jews have Yom Kippur. You recognize your failings, and you move on."
- Simon Wood, The One That Got Away

10. "Shame was one of those things that had to be excised like a cancer, but it was a hard thing to remove when it was wrapped around your heart."
- Simon Wood, The One That Got Away

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