Questions as accusations

Havaa and Akhmed:

“But you don’t know?” It wasn’t an accusation, but he took it as one.

Laina to Sonja

“Who are you?” the woman asked, with enough suspicion to flatten the question to an accusation.

Ula to Akhmed:

“Where were you?” she asked. Divorced from tone, the three words still suggested accusation, and he hoped his silence would extinguish her question, as it often did. “Where were you?” she asked again. Her head barely indented the pillow.

A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra

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