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Charles Bukowski

It was a joy! Words weren’t dull, words were things that could make your mind hum. If you read them and let yourself feel the magic, you could live without pain, with hope, no matter what happened to you. ― Charles Bukowski, , Ham on Rye: A Novel. (Ecco; Reprint edition July 29, 2014) Originally… Continue reading Charles Bukowski

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Lori Lamothe

The twilight smells like moths. Moths and libraries and children’s breath preserved in formaldehyde. It’s in our hair and our cloaks reek of it. Everywhere the years have accumulated in layers like the stale smoke of magic. — Lori Lamothe, from “Gray Sisters to Perseus,” Linebreak (30 September 2008)

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