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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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The trouble was, September didn’t know what story she was in. —Catherynne M. Valente/The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland In A Ship Of Her Own Making

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Breaking things heals a great many hurts. This is why children do it so often. —Catherynne M. Valente/The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland In A Ship Of Her Own Making

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Do you have any idea how difficult it was to invent bureaucracy in a world that didn’t even know what a ledger was? —Catherynne M. Valente/The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland In A Ship Of Her Own Making

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…all witches must keep up a certain level of deviance in their personal lives, or we should be expelled from the union. —Catherynne M. Valente/The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland In A Ship Of Her Own Making

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A newsreel. This is what happens when grown-ups run the movies. Can we not skip straight to a dark-haired princess being beset by things? —Catherynne M. Valente/The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland In A Ship Of Her Own Making

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Any child knows what a witch looks like. The warts are important, yes, the hooked noise, the cruel smile. But it’s the hat that cinches it: pointy and black with a wide rim. Plenty of people have warts and hooked … Continue reading

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We all live inside the terrible engine of authority, and it grinds and shrieks and burns so that no one will say, lines on maps are silly. Where you live, the awful machinery is smaller, harder to see. Less honest, … Continue reading

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She liked anything orange: leaves; some moons; marigolds; chrysanthemums; cheese; pumpkin, both in pie and out; orange juice; marmalade. Orange is bright and demanding. You can’t ignore orange things. She once saw an orange parrot in the pet store and … Continue reading

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Harsh airs have excellent memories for things they have ruffled. —Catherynne M. Valente/The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland In A Ship Of Her Own Making

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