Beauty is that Medusa’s head Which men go armed to seek and sever. It is most deadly when most dead. And dead will stare and sting forever. -Archibald MacLeish, “Beauty
You don’t think happy endings are stupid anymore?”
“Your question is irrelevant,” Imogen said. “This isn’t the end.
The very idea of making shoes by hand boggled her mind.
Where did you get that idea for a nose?
– Frizz Mizuno
But doesn’t real love work the other way round?
Their bodies fit perfectly like this, two continents pulled eons ago but now rejoined.
Face it, Tally-wa, you’re special
But having a brain hurt so much sometimes.
Or maybe when they do the operation – when they grind and stretch your bones to the right shape, peel off your face and rub all your skin away, and stick in plastic cheekbones so you look like everybody else – maybe after going through all that you just aren’t very interesting anymore.
A rat called Possible New Strain was sitting under a spaghetti strainer held down with a pile of journalism textbooks, saying rude things in rat-speak.