We Have Always Lived in the Castleby Shirley Jackson
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My name is Mary Katherine Blackwood. I am eighteen years old, and I live with my sister Constance. I have often thought that with any luck at all I could have been born a werewolf, because the two middle fingers on both my hands are the same length, but I have had to be content with what I had. I dislike washing myself, and dogs, and noise. I like my sister Constance, and Richard Plantagenet, and Amanita phalloides, the death-cup mushroom. Everyone else in my family is dead.
For some reason this very first paragraph just stood out to me.
And also, I went and did a Google search for Amanita phalloides because I was curious... then realized that she DOES tell us what that is in the paragraph. Observant, I am not...