I picked a random % and that was 17%.
On the verge of tearing out her hair, she made up her mind to leave. If you stay, you’re going to lose your mind. If you go, get away from the box, maybe you’ll be able to relax. Anyway, it’s daytime -plenty of sun left in the sky. With any luck, you won’t encounter any of those terrible things.
“I’m learning that it’s good to think about what scares you. To bring it into the light. Even to hold it in your hands, if you can, and feel how it can’t hurt you anymore. To think of it and say, ‘I am not afraid.”
As an adult, Frances didn’t like to go into dark rooms alone at night. She felt certain that the darkness concealed things normally invisible in the light of day. It wasn’t her parents she feared; the idea they might be watching over her from some other place was one that reassured her. It was more the idea that if her parents could come back, maybe anyone could. And maybe the others weren’t good.