7 Works in We Have Always Lived in the Castle - Shirley Jackson

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    "He will be running and leaping in the fields of the moon," I said. "He will look down on us, and see what good care we are taking of this husk he left behind."
    "He will chase unicorns," said Merricat, "and play with sphinxes."

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    English
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    17
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    19
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    2
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    114
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    Experimental piece/poem from the view of someone who lives in town. Major plot spoilers are touched upon.

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    403
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    1/1
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    37
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    Merricat is happy now. Murder, insanity, and a bit of implied consensual incest between adult sisters. (summary by author)

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    11
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    1/1
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    1
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    4
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    92
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    Mary Katherine and Constance know that they can't always stay in the castle. It is Merricat's birthday, Jonas is dead, and they decide their remaining future. After Shirley Jackson's We Have Always Lived in the Castle (1962).

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    English
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    1,326
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Kudos:
    12
    Bookmarks:
    1
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    135
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    It's been ten years since the fire on the Blackwood estate. Ten years since anyone has seen someone enter or leave the Blackwood house, at least, as far as the villagers know. But the Blackwoods are here to stay, and the villagers are going to find out soon enough.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    1,030
    Chapters:
    1/1
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    3
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    1
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    255
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    Summary

    Merricat is happy now. Murder, insanity, and a bit of implied consensual incest between adult sisters.

    Language:
    English
    Words:
    668
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Comments:
    4
    Kudos:
    22
    Bookmarks:
    1
    Hits:
    461
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    Today should have been a day of cups and concavities, but it became a day of sharpness and shards. Merricat reads the omens in the kitchen, in the aftertime.

    Language:
    English
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    2,604
    Chapters:
    1/1
    Collections:
    1
    Comments:
    16
    Kudos:
    17
    Bookmarks:
    6
    Hits:
    338

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