He stops, looks up at this window, and I can see the white oblong of his face. We look at each other. I have no rose to toss, he has no lute. But it's the same kind of hunger.
("The Handmaid's Tale")
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This above all, to refuse to be a victim.
There's blood, a taste I remember. It tastes of orange popsicles, penny gumballs, red licorice, gnawed hair, dirty ice.
But the adjectives change,ö said Jimmy. ôNothingÆs worse than last yearÆs adjectives.
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