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The Weight Of A Thousand Feathers

Bobby Seed has questions.  How much pain is Mum in today? Has she taken her pills? And sometimes, secretly, Why us? 
 
Bobby’s little brother Danny has questions too. Will Bobby let him have Rice Krispies for dinner? And can he stay up late on the computer? And why won’t Mum’s stupid illness just GO AWAY? 
 
But it’s Mum’s question for Bobby that could turn everything on its head. It’s the Big One. The Unthinkable One. If Bobby agrees, he won’t just be soothing her pain. He’ll be helping to end it. 
 
Would he? Could he?