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Post by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Fri May 01, 2020 6:58 pm

Something you don't wake up to every day
It was a strange sensation to look in the mirror and not see oneself, and Malcolm was not sure that he liked it.
from Expecting Someone Taller by Tom Holt
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Re: Quick Quotes

Post by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Mon May 04, 2020 4:23 pm

We start May out with this prompt -

Words to live by
Remember then: there is only one time that is important -- Now! It is the most important time because it is the only time when we have any power.
from The Three Questions by Jon J Muth
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Post by February Fortescue » Tue May 05, 2020 2:17 am

It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye
from The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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Post by Emily Spencer » Tue May 05, 2020 6:27 am

Words to live by
It sounds plausible enough tonight, but wait until tomorrow. Wait for the common sense of the morning.
from The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
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Post by Sindor Aloyarc » Tue May 05, 2020 2:14 pm

Words to live by
“You mean you're comparing our lives to a sonnet? A strict form, but freedom within it?" "Yes," Mrs. Whatsit said. "You're given the form, but you have to write the sonnet yourself. What you say is completely up to you.”
Madeleine L'Engle; A Wrinkle in Time
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'—There's a power in every breath. There's a power in every note. A power that starts within the heart, a power that rises through the throat.' The Princess and the Goblin
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Post by Mya Abititeux » Mon May 11, 2020 5:01 am

Words to live by
I am not pretty. I am not beautiful. I am as radiant as the sun.
from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
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Post by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Mon May 11, 2020 8:26 pm

Next for May is this:

A song and a dance
Certainly, sir; and it has the advantage also of being in vogue amongst the less polished societies of the world. Every savage can dance.
from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
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Post by Mya Abititeux » Mon May 11, 2020 10:00 pm

A song and a dance
When it's finals week and you've been studying for five hours straight, you need three things to get you through the night. The biggest Slurpee you can find, half cheery half Coke. Pajama pants, the kind that have been washed so many times they are tissue-paper thin. And finally, dance breaks. Lots of dance breaks
from We'll Always Have Summer by Jenny Han
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Post by Sindor Aloyarc » Mon May 11, 2020 10:48 pm

A song and a dance
I wanted to hear what she was saying. I wanted to smell that burnt midnight again, I wanted to feel that wind. It was a secret wanting, like a song I couldn't stop humming, or loving someone I could never have. No matter where I went, my compass pointed west. I would always know what time it was in California.
Janet Fitch; White Oleander
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Post by Emily Spencer » Tue May 12, 2020 9:50 pm

A song and a dance
She isn’t particularly beautiful, come to think of it. She’s taller than most women are, and there’s something about her jawline that throws off the beauty of her face. And yet – the grace of her movements, the flash of her eyes, the way she dances…everything could be forgiven for the way she danced.
Dark Things Between the Shadow and the Soul: Fractured Fairy Tales from Indian Mythology by Sudha Kuruganti
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Post by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Mon May 18, 2020 11:24 pm

Our new May prompt is:

Great last line of a book
All was well.
from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling
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Post by Emily Spencer » Tue May 19, 2020 6:57 am

Great last line of a book
I’m a liar and a cheat and a coward, but I will never, ever, rarely let a friend down
from The Wheel of Osheim by Mark Lawrence
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Post by Sindor Aloyarc » Sun May 24, 2020 3:29 pm

Great last line of a book
I wish you all a long and happy life.
Alice Sebold; The Lovely Bones
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'—There's a power in every breath. There's a power in every note. A power that starts within the heart, a power that rises through the throat.' The Princess and the Goblin
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Post by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Mon May 25, 2020 3:35 am

Our last prompt for May is:

The poem's the thing
Far over the misty mountains cold
To dungeons deep and caverns old
We must away ere break of day
To seek the pale enchanted gold.
from The Hobbit, or There and Back Again by J.R.R. Tolkien
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Post by Emily Spencer » Tue May 26, 2020 7:07 am

The poem's the thing
Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.
The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton
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Post by Sindor Aloyarc » Tue May 26, 2020 12:30 pm

The poem's the thing
Evil can come in many a guise,
And wrong advice confuse the wise.
Lynne Reid Banks; The Farthest-Away Mountain
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'—There's a power in every breath. There's a power in every note. A power that starts within the heart, a power that rises through the throat.' The Princess and the Goblin
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Re: Quick Quotes

Post by Sky Alton » Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:03 pm

Our first prompt for June is …. (drum roll)

The moment in a fairy tale when someone is cursed

From Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
I am not ruined, I am ruination
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Post by Emily Spencer » Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:58 pm

The Moment in a Fairy Tale When Someone is Cursed
The strange amber twilight I’d lived with was gone, and in its place was some terrible new brightness.
From: The Queen of the Night by Alexander Chee
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Post by Prof. Tarma Amelia Black » Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:00 pm

The moment in a fairy tale when someone is cursed
At last he said: "I'm afraid you are no longer quite . . . mortal."
from The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley
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