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A purple African violet so lush and fleshy it looked edible... his fingers as cool and smooth as beach stones.

("She's Come Undone")


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I am not a smart man, particularly, but one day, at long last, I stumbled from the dark woods of my own, and my family's, and my country's past, holding in my hands these truths: that love grows from the rich loam of forgiveness; that mongrels make good dogs; that the evidence of God exists in the roundness of things. This much, at least, I've figured out. I know this much is true.
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Accept what people offer. Drink their milkshakes. Take their love.
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Power, wrongly used, defeats the oppressor as well as the oppressed.
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However far fiction writers stray from their own lives and experiences - and I stray pretty far from mine - I think, ultimately, that we may be writing what we need to write in some way, albeit unconsciously.
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I didn't know any schizophrenics. The most valuable information I got was from people with the disease and their family members.
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