thatdarkhairedgirl



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  1. Summary

    Stories from Gilead and elsewhere. We all survive, somehow.

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  2. Summary

    Twenty-six letters, twenty-six stories, twenty-six lives.

    A continual work-in-progress.

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  3. Summary

    “Tell me how all this, and love too, will ruin us.
    These, our bodies, possessed by light.
    Tell me we'll never get used to it.”

    ― Richard Siken, Crush

     

    Stories of the Black family, in no real order.

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  1. Public Bookmark 5

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    The next morning, she wakes up.

     
    A history of Rosie Mulligan, second choice.

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    05 May 2021

  2. Public Bookmark 28

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    Cashmere tells the Avox she wants to die.

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    23 Apr 2021

  3. Public Bookmark 71

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    How sharper than a serpent's tooth it is to have a thankless child!

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    15 Apr 2021

  4. Public Bookmark 17

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    Her parents said she was precocious, whatever that means. You think it’s just a way of saying she’s very smart for her age, and a little weird, and it makes adults think she’s mature, but she’s still just a kid, after all.

    “Why is everyone leaving?” she asks.

    You see little point in lying to her. “They’re scared people are going to come down from the highway after their cars stall out.”

    She frowns. “Are they?”

    “Maybe,” you say. But we have to stay here, you think, because there’s nowhere else to go.

    (Lee goes, Sandra lives, the Greenes reluctantly make space for a little girl and her babysitter, and the apocalypse settles in at a slow broil instead of a tidal wave)

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    15 Mar 2021

  5. Public Bookmark 35

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    “You know when I knew it was real?” asks Sarah. 

    “When?” 

    “When I woke up in the middle of the night and had to take a shit.” Sarah’s eyes swim with emotion. “Honest to God, I’d forgotten what that felt like.” 

    Sarah Wilder, aging.

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    07 Mar 2021