I am staring into the hissing face of a cobra. A surprisingly pink tongue slithers in and out of a cruel mouth while an Indian man whose eyes are the blue of blindless inclines his head towards my mother and explains in Hindi that cobras make very good eating.
("A Great and Terrible Beauty")
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I don't have time to feel sorry for myself. I've got to think.
Tonight, she went into the woods, and I fear she shall live in the woods of my soul for the rest of my days.
In every end, there is also a beginning.
I'm going to eviscerate you and leave your organs on a pike in the yard as a warning to those who wear large jewelry.
Beauty, grace, and charm my foot. It's a school for sadists with good tea-serving skills.
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