People who don’t camp much think darkness falls from the sky. It doesn’t. Darkness slides from the trees and fills them first, then spreads outward to the open places.
Who’s that with you?’ Stephen asked.
‘Death,’ I said.
‘Trust you to bring death to the ball, ma petite.
I remembered twenty. I’d known everything at twenty. It took me another year to realize I knew nothing. I was still hoping to learn something before I hit thirty, but I wasn’t holding my breath.
Friends don’t count the cost of favors.
Some of the most deeply moral people I knew were least politically correct, because they actually worried about good and evil, not just what they were told was good or bad.
Sometimes the monsters are real, Anita. Sometimes they’re real and the only way to defeat them is to be the bigger monster.’
– Chang Bibi to Anita
Dawn is coming. I can feel it pressing against the darkness like a weight about to tear the night apart.
If you are not a lady, then you are a whore. You do not want to know what would happen to a human whore within these walls.” He seemed tired as he said it, as if he’d been there, done that, and hadn’t had a good time.
I wasn’t crying, my eyes were running. My eyes were running because there were pieces of zombies all over my toys. Jesus.
I promise to shoot anything, human or monster, that threatens me while I’m gone’. He made the Boy Scout sign, three fingers to heaven. ‘You can bail me out of jail and explain that i was just following orders’.