They say that she drives around town in a white hearse, an older one, from the 80s. It’s never carried a dead body, she ordered it from the factory, but no one is sure why.

When you see that white hearse on the road, with its meaningless silver bars on the side like folded wings, you slow down. You get over. Or she’ll bear down on you and run you off the road. Maybe that’s why she chose a hearse, because it’s solidly built.

They also say that if you accept a ride from her, you’re never seen again. I’m not sure I believe that, since the sort of thing that vanishes people without a trace isn’t the sort of thing that buys hearses from the factory. But I think it hits on a key point of the whole thing.

I think she drives a hearse so people will leave her alone.

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