+ Reveal a horrifying disfigurement behind a woman’s veil.
+ Something is “bulging” beneath Charlie’s sweater. Jane is obsessively fixated on this. Dramatize the revelation of Charlie’s hidden surprise.
+ Create a character who has no fingernails. What happened to them and what surprising skill can he perform without them?
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