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By Anonym 16 Sep

Christina Henry

I didn’t believe him at first, about the island, though.” “I didn’t either,”I said. “I don’t know that anyone does. It sounds like a fantastic lie.” “It is a fantastic lie,” Sal said, and her face was very earnest. “This isn’t a wonderful place for boys to play and have adventures and stay young for always. It’s a killing place, and we’re all just soldiers in Peter’s war.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Christina Henry

Was this, too, part of growing up? Was it facing the bad things you’d done as well as the good, and knowing all your mistakes had consequences? Peter made mistakes all the time— he was thoughtless; he hurt people. But it never troubled him, not for a moment. He forgot all about it in an instant. That was being a boy.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Christina Henry

They wanted the moon, but they hadn't realize it cost the earth.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Christina Henry

They all thought they were special, but only I was. I was first and none of them could take that from me. I was first and best and last and always.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Christina Henry

She is just a woman trying not to get killed in a world that doesn’t look anything like the one she grew up in, the one that was perfectly sane and normal and boring until three months ago.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Christina Henry

There were monsters in the night but there were monsters in the day too, and monsters inside people who smiled and showed you all their teeth like they were nice. There were monsters inside Alice, but they only had power if she gave it to them, and other things had power too, like the laughter of children enjoying a picnic together and like the love she had for this terrible, wonderful, imperfect man, this man who hid inside the body of a wolf because he thought that was where he belonged.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Christina Henry

She knew what he offered. He would kill her first, with the gun or the knife or his fists if he had to, and make certain she was never trapped in that cage again. From another man this might be terrifying, that he would so blithely consider murdering his companion. But she understood that from Hatcher this was tantamount to an offer of marriage. This was what he could do for her, how he showed he cared.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Christina Henry

What's a savage?" Amelia said. "Someone who doesn't live as you do? Someone who doesn't have gaslight ans hows and cobblestoned streets?" Levi took a breath and tried again. "These are simple people who haven't been exposed to-" "And why is simple something that needs to be fixed? Why must all people everywhere be cast in the same mold?" Amelia said.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Christina Henry

It’s not such a wonderful thing, to be young,” I said. “It’s heartless, and selfish.” “But, oh, so free,” Nod said sadly. “So free when you have no worries or cares.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Christina Henry

You are a terrible creature, a thing that should not be." "And who are you to decide what should and should not be?" the Jabberwocky said, and now Alice saw his shadow on the ground, stretching back over all the paths walked by her and Hatcher, covering the whole City in its blanket. "You are nothing but a child to the universe, a mote of dust drifting in an ocean of galaxies. Your magic is a small and puny thing compared to mine. I know the deepest secrets of the earth, and I know a power you could never understand.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Christina Henry

I huffed out a deep breath. “It’s something huge, isn’t it?” Beezle nodded. “Yup.” There was a sound of several limbs splashing in the water. “Is it all squishy and tentacly?” “Yup.” “I hate my life,” I said, and as I turned I conjured a ball of nightfire and threw it.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Christina Henry

Yes, because it’s obviously better if you beat each other to death with rocks instead of stabbing each other like civilized human beings,” Sal muttered, looking away.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Christina Henry

And I told you it was my choice", [she] said. "But I was too foolish to understand what I was choosing.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Christina Henry

It was Peter’s island, Peter who’d brought us here, and in the back of every boy’s mind was some form of the same thought— He could send me back, if he wanted.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Christina Henry

It’s not as easy as you’d think, burning a dead creature. Flesh and skin want to cook and crisp and char rather than ignite.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Christina Henry

There’s nothing worse than having a fit and no one giving you the proper attention for it.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Christina Henry

Peter had just forgotten, the way that Peter did forget about anything that wasn’t right in front of him at the moment.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Christina Henry

Alice could not see his face as she crammed cake into her mouth, and the Rabbit laughed and stroked her braid with his white hands, saying, Pretty little Alice. We'll make you fine and plump, won't we, pretty girl? Pretty Alice. Alice. Alice. His hand on her braid, wrapping around it, pulling her head back so she could look into his eyes, his blue-green eyes so angry... eyes snapping, hand pulling her hair until she cried, his voice cracking like a whip, Where do you think you're off to, pretty Alice? Alice. Alice.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Christina Henry

One thing Red had learned from years of reading and movie watching was that people were far scarier than any disease or zombie or alien or face-eating monster.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Christina Henry

If you go chasing your freedom your fate will only follow you there and force you back.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Christina Henry

I don't belong to you ... You thought if I married you that I would, but I don't. I don't belong to any man ... I only belong to myself. But belonging to myself doesn't mean I don't love you or that I don't want to stand beside you.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Christina Henry

Sometimes at night, when the nightmare clung to me, I wondered if Peter’s assurances that I would never grow up were only assurances that I would die before such a thing happened. I wondered if that were better, to die before I became something withered and grey and not wanted.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Christina Henry

...it was never the Event - illness, asteroid, nuclear war, whatever - that was the problem. It was what people did after. And people always reduced to their least human denominators when things went bad.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Christina Henry

Love does that. It changes you in ways that can't be undone

By Anonym 15 Sep

Christina Henry

Because Peter promised them adventures and happiness and then took them away to the island where they died. They weren’t forever young, unless dying when you were young kept you that way for always.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Christina Henry

All she'd found was that women spent a great deal of time saying they were please when they were not, similing when they were not happy, and pretending their anger and frustation did not exist

By Anonym 16 Sep

Christina Henry

He’d been around the island for a while, and I’m sorry to say that being bashed around in Battle and at raids had done nothing very good for his brains.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Christina Henry

And then I was alone, and glad that he was gone. I'd never been glad at Peter's absence before, and something inside me seemed to shift. My legs hurt like fire for a minute, and then it was over, and I distinctly felt that I was taller than I've been a moment before.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Christina Henry

We were still children, for all that we thought we weren’t. We were in that in-between place, the twilight between childish things and grown-up things.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Christina Henry

You remember it all now," Hatcher said, and it wasn't a question. "Yes," she said. She was beyond weeping for the child she once was. "It is, more or less, what you would expect. Except for the part where I escaped. Nobody expected that.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Christina Henry

Alice could not see his face as she crammed cake in her mouth, and the Rabbit laughed and stroked her braid with his white hands, saying,

By Anonym 18 Sep

Christina Henry

[She] finally realized it was because he himself did not understand what it meant to be different and to have people expect you to change for their sake. She realized that no man could understand this, really, though they expected their wives to do so every day.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Christina Henry

All children grow up, or they die, or both. All children, except one.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Christina Henry

I only wanted them near me because I loved them. Though, of course, it was because I loved them that Peter had to take them from me.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Christina Henry

Come on, Jamie, follow me. Follow me and you’ll never grow up!” I took one step, and then another, and then I was inside and the earth seemed to close all around me.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Christina Henry

And it made me love him a little less, and the memory of that smile hurt deep down in the place where I kept all my secrets and my sorrows.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Christina Henry

I’ll meet you tomorrow morning at ten in your office, and explain everything. In the meantime, go home and get some sleep.” “I have a meeting with McConnell and Baroja tomorrow at ten A.M. to review some procedures,” he said. Now, that was the J.B. I knew. Never mind the demon attack; procedures needed reviewing.