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#OnTour with The Brightest Stars by Anna Todd

An emotionally gripping read you don’t want to miss!

The Brightest Stars, a beautiful and gripping novel from New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author Anna Todd, is available NOW! 1,290 more words


One-Word Sunday: Market

“Simple. You’ll see one word at the top of the following screen.

Don’t think. Just write.”

This will be my delving into short stories based on a one-word prompt.

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"All You Who Sleep Tonight" by Vikram Seth

All You Who Sleep Tonight

All you who sleep tonight

Far from the ones you love,

No hand to left or right,

And emptiness above– 47 more words


The Drache Girl - Chapter 15 Excerpt

Senta strolled down the white gravel street toward her home, singing the latest song to arrive from Brech.   The wax cylinder had come by ship exactly one month before, and it was already almost worn smooth by constant playing on the music box in Parnorsham’s store. 862 more words


patrick & violet: the beginning of the madness

Patrick never asked Violet to give up. She still loved the boy she loves with all of what’s left of her. She still carries around the heaviness which turns into emptiness all through the day. 338 more words

Simone Weil

Stars and blossoming fruit trees: Utter permanence and extreme fragility give an equal sense of eternity. — Simone Weil, Gravity and Grace. (Routledge; 1 edition, November 14, 2002) Originally published 1947.


Stephen Dunn

I’m writing this to you now because
no one has made me feel so alone since.

— Stephen Dunn, from “The Capitalist’s Love Letter,” A Circus of Needs: Poems (Carnegie Mellon University Press, 1987)