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Who were we before we stopped loving each other

Were we wiser

Did we know something in our innocence that we lost through experience

Did it only seem infinite because we never tested it
Did we build it for a fair-weather world only for it(more)
The driver's side door on my work vehicle won't open from the outside any more. Supposedly some latch inside the door-panel is broken, and the whole thing has to come off in order to fix it. I wanted to do it myself, but the screws they use to attach(more)
"You're hurt."
Joey ducked his head, glaring at Susie through the eyes of his mask. "Go away."
"But you got hurt in there."
"So what, Susie? Go away, stop bothering me."
"But Frank said-" (more)
"This sucks," Quentin hissed, sucking in a heavy breath through his teeth. His lips were a light purple and his hands a bright pink thanks to the cold. "I didn't think the Entity even knew WHAT snow was."
"Tell me about it," Jake mumbled, swearing under his breath when(more)
In grade 2 we learned about Sadako and her 1000 paper cranes. Sick with leukemia, she'd become obsessed with folding. Accomplishing 1000 paper cranes would buy her life back. Her atom bomb disease would reverse itself and she'd get to leave her hospital bed and walk back into everyday(more)
The old hotel by the ocean is being gutted, its walls torn off like wings from an insect, the skeleton left open to wind and roosting birds. The concrete-and-rebar spine has been left to support whatever expensive, reimagined new condos will be bolted on. Soon the vintage holiday rooms(more)
Susie sniffled as she sat up from the grass. Her throat and her eyes hurt after she had run away from Frank and the others. She didn't want to see them.

Who knew this would have happened to them? If she could go back, she would have abandoned(more)
"Hold still," Dwight said, unlocking the medkit and pushing Quentin until he was kneeling. "We'll just handle this quickly."
"It's not the best time for this," Quentin insisted, glaring at the ground as Dwight did his best to patch up the gaping hole in his chest. "We're fine!(more)
"Nea," Dwight whispered, staring over the stones as the Trapper hoisted Ace over its shoulder. "Pass me the flashlight."

She gave him a look full of doubt. "Yeah, no way," she said, peeking over the stone wall they were currently sitting behind. "Not after last time."
'Last time(more)
"Have you noticed it, too?" Claudette asked, her voice just above a whisper.

Jake raised an eyebrow at her, then shook his head. The generator sparked under his fingers but didn't explode. This time. "What are you talking about?" he murmured, glancing backwards to catch sight of anything(more)
In the end, we're all strangers to each other. Travelers coming, lingering, and leaving again. Our journey is a slow one. Here and there we find joy, dam the river, and linger awhile. But the motion just below the surface is constant, and it all snaps back eventually. (more)
"Look at this," Jake said with a snort, lifting the neon-pink jacket up to inspect it. "It's even my size. Should I try it on?"
Meg laughed, nodding at him. "Check this one out," she said, holding up two separate pieces of clothing, equally red. "Holy crap. I should(more)
"Nea, wait," Meg gasped, as the other girl was about to pull her off the hook. Her voice was muffled behind the bear trap, and her hands were trembling as she reached out for Nea. "I'm scared," she mumbled, tears in her eyes. "Of what's going to happen when-when(more)
"You're a riot," the Pig said, staring at Ace over the top of the crates. "Absolutely hilarious."
"Thanks," he said smoothly, glancing back just once to see Laurie hurrying to the generator he'd been working on. "I try."
Twenty seconds-the countdown to the escape.

Nea was panting as she looked over her shoulder. Dwight had simply disappeared, probably hiding in one locker or another. Laurie and Tapp hadn't made it.  

She saw the air tremble as the Wraith unveiled itself meters behind her. (more)