Her lack of self-restraint was a conscious decision to be self-destructive. She sought a reaction that would produce the attention she fed on like a greedy infant noshing on dimpled knuckles with a mouthful of swollen gums.
She preferred cassette tapes to records “just because.” She liked long, drawn out silences. She enjoyed the way crumbs gathered at both corners of her mouth as she devoured a box of strawberry Poptarts.
At any given moment it was quite likely that her tongue was rattling behind her teeth, that she wasn’t wearing a bra, that she was falling in love with a fictional book character; perhaps even doing all three simultaneously.