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War must always be done out of sight, or it shocks people and they stop immediately. —Catherynne M. Valente/The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland In A Ship Of Her Own Making

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However, one of the students who suffered eight months of insomnia wrote an opera shortly after being released from a sleep disorder clinic. Titled I Have Spent Eight Years Learning from the Lives of People Who Truly Broke Free from … Continue reading

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It was time, I knew, to drive to my sister’s bustling, cheerful house, all tidied and stiff for the day. I would talk to people whose existence I had forgotten years before and they would ask me about my marriage … Continue reading

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…if you drink much from a bottle marked ‘poison,’ it is almost certain to disagree with you, sooner or later. —Lewis Carroll/Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

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I’m a boxing glove with a horseshoe inside of it, conversationally. I speak at you. I speak through you. You’ve got the queasy feeling you might not even need to be here right now, and I’d still spit Facts About … Continue reading

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“I wonder what they are like?” I said. “Barbarians.” Said Doris. “You can’t know that.” I said. “They might be perfectly civilized.” “Civilized people.” Said Doris. “Would manage their weather better.” —Kara Coryell/Rose and Silver, Straw and Gold: Fairy Tales … Continue reading

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The sun hitched up her trousers and soldiered on up into the sky. September squinted at it and wondered if the sun here was different than the sun in Nebraska. It seemed gentler, more golden, deeper. The shadows it cast … Continue reading

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Alice had no idea what Latitude was, or Longitude either, but thought they were nice grand words to say. —Lewis Carroll/Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

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While I was waiting for the SUV to take me back to my car, I got waylaid by an assistant from MTV’s Pimp My Ride. You know what a pimp is, right? He’s a dude who tricks, frightens, or flat-out … Continue reading

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Isn’t that what every marriage is, anyway? Just a lengthy game of he-said, she-said? —Gillian Flynn/Gone Girl

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