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Catherynne M. Valente

“I have missed you so much I could kiss you,” he whispered. September’s face fell. “Oh, but Saturday! I’ve had my First Kiss and I didn’t mean to, I didn’t want to, but your shadow is very rude and impulsive, and he took it before I could say two words! And I’ve had my second… Continue reading Catherynne M. Valente

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Hans Christian Andersen

But a mermaid has no tears, and therefore she suffers so much more. — Hans Christian Andersen, from “The Little Mermaid” (1836). Originally published by C.A. Reitzel on 7 April 1837 in Fairy Tales Told for Children. First Collection. Third Booklet. 1837 (Eventyr, fortalte for Børn. Første Samling. Tredie Hefte. 1837).

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J. M. Barrie

The last thing he ever said to me was, “Just always be waiting for me, and then some night you will hear me crowing.” — J. M. Barrie, Peter Pan. Henry Holt and Co. (BYR); 100 Anv edition (October 1, 2003) Originally published 1911.

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