The cunning old cow, thought Melena. She is trying that rarest of strategies, telling the truth, and making it sound plausible.
("Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West")
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We stand at a crossroads. Idolatry looms. Traditional values in jeopardy. Truth under siege and virtue abandoned.
You confuse not speaking with not listening.
The moon passed overhead in its path from the Vinkus, and she felt its accusatory spotlight, and moved back from the tall windows.
Some said the original evil was the vacuum caused by the Fairy Queen Lurline leaving us alone here. When goodness removes itself, the space it occupies corrodes and becomes evil and maybe slpits apart and multiplies. So every evil thing is a sign of the absence of deity
The devil is a very big angel, but a very little man.
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