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By Anonym 17 Sep

Holly Smale

Love puts itself first, and makes its own plans. It maps you out instead. Maybe that's what makes it perfect

By Anonym 19 Sep

Holly Smale

We each have our own language. Our own way of thinking, of talking to ourselves, of making sense of the world and putting it in order. A narration style that is ours and ours alone. That's why some of us connect and some of us don't. Because even though we can only live in our own heads, sometimes - every now and then - we meet a person we can talk to without speaking at all: whose story we can read, without even trying.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Holly Smale

Nobody hopped into a wardrobe to find Narnia; they hopped in, thinking it was just a wardrobe. They didn't climb up the Faraway Tree, knowing it was a Faraway Tree; they thought it was just a really big tree. Harry Potter thought he was a normal boy; Mary Poppins was supposed to be a regular nanny. It's the first and only rule. Magic comes when you're not looking for it

By Anonym 15 Sep

Holly Smale

Because that's the truth about people with obsessively organised plans: we're not trying to control everything in our lives. We're trying to block everything we can't.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Holly Smale

That's the thing about love. You can plan it, and schedule it, and map it out. You can tell it how you want it to be, and where you want it to go, and what it's supposed to do. You can try to make it fit you. But it won't listen to any of it. Love puts itself first, and makes its own plans. It maps you out instead. Maybe that's what makes it perfect.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Holly Smale

That's the truth about people with obsessively organised plans: we're not trying to control everything in our lives. We're trying to block out the things we can't.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Holly Smale

Also," Bunty adds cheerfully, "how many cats did you have when you left?" "One," Annabel says, putting her hand over her face. "You have three now." Bunty swings hrt bag over her shoulder. "See you at Christmas, lovelies!" And my grandmother disappears as abruptly as she arrived.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Holly Smale

My Best Friend and I have spent plenty of time together, despite me being in my First Ever Relationship. This is because friends should always come first.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Holly Smale

Everything will land sunny side up: all I need to do is stay positive.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Holly Smale

Never underestimate the power of a well-placed apostrophe.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Holly Smale

Reason to move to New York: I don't to get left behind

By Anonym 19 Sep

Holly Smale

The sad fact is, there are 7.220.400.641 people on the planet, but right now I haven't got a single one to talk to.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Holly Smale

I came to get you. I knew you'd freak out." "But..." My head still feels like a helium balloon. "Why?" Nick looks blank. "Because you always freak out." I shake my head. My voice feels like I've swallowed it. "I mean, why do you care if I freak out?" There's a long silence. "Well," Wilbur finally bursts, "I can take a shot in the dark, if you want." "Seriously," Nick snaps, making his fingers into a gun shape. "I'm going to take a shot in the dark in a minute and it will make contact." Wilbur looks charmed. "Isn't he adorable?" he says fondly. "My duty as Fairy Godmother is complete, anyhoo, and I believe it's time to spread my magic dust elsewhere. So many pumpkins after all; so little time.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Holly Smale

There's a humpback whale in the ocean that sings at fifty-two hertz: too low for any other whale to hear. Scientists aren't sure if it's a genetic anomaly, or a sole survivor of an extinct species, or just a whale who accidentally learnt the wrong song. They just know that it's probably the loneliest mammal on earth.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Holly Smale

You need to stop caring what people who don't matter think of you. Be who you are and let everybody else be who they are. Differences are a good thing.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Holly Smale

Why do you always rescue me?" — "Every Cinderella needs a fairy godmother. But sometimes your fairy godmother needs you right back.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Holly Smale

Because it's not the walking away from love that's the hard part: it's the falling in. It's losing yourself to it and not knowing who you are without it. It's needing somebody else more than you need yourself. It's being happier with them than you are on your own.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Holly Smale

And this way, l'll leave everything behind before it gets the chance to do the same to me.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Holly Smale

Because falling in love doesn't have to mean dropping your best friend in the process.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Holly Smale

Does a caterpillar sit on the same leaf when it's a butterfly? No! It goes for a little fly and sees something of the world. Does the tadpole stay in the same pond once it's a frog? No! It stretches its legs, goes for a jump, explores other waters. Did Cinderella go back cleaning hearths once she married the prince? ... Transformation means moving forward. If a butterfly stays on the same leaf and a frog stays in the same pond, then they may as well have stayed a caterpillar or a tadpole. There was no point in metamorphosing.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Holly Smale

My name," I tell Wilbur in the most dignified voice I can find, "Was inspired by Harriet Quimby, the first female American pilot and the first woman ever to cross the Channel in an aeroplane. My mother chose it to represent freedom and bravery and independence, and she gave it to me just before she died." There's a short pause while Wilbur looks appropriately moved. Then Dad says, "Who told you that?" "Annabel did." "Well, it's not true at all. You were named after Harriet the tortoise, the second longest living tortoise in the world." There's a silence while I stare at Dad and Annabel puts her head in her hands so abruptly that the pen starts to leak into her collar. "Richard," she moans quietly. "A tortoise?" I repeat in dismay. "I'm named after a tortoise? What the hell is a tortoise supposed to represent?" "Longevity?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Holly Smale

If you don't make yourself irreplaceable, somebody will replace you. Being different is being remembered. Being the same is being forgotten.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Holly Smale

They say that life is just a blank chain, and precious moments are the beads we hang off it to make it beautiful.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Holly Smale

Scientist say that music can change the speed of a heartbeat. They failed to add: so can a text message.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Holly Smale

Your daughter is adorable. I've never seen such an alien duck in my entire life.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Holly Smale

I suddenly realise that it doesn't matter how far I go, or how lost I am, or how lonely I feel. I fit in here. I always will. That's how I know I'm home.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Holly Smale

We don't unfold ourselves like pieces of paper for everyone to see: that's not how humans work. There are always parts of us we shut away or hide. Bits of ourselves we can't touch because they're too precious and buried too deep. Fragments of truth we barely admit to ourselves. Because sometimes editing our own story is the only way to get through it.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Holly Smale

...Our stories are drive by who we are and what we do, and not by the events that happens to us.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Holly Smale

Nobody really metamorphoses. Cinderella is always Cinderella, just in a nicer dress. The Ugly Duckling was always a swan, just a smaller version. And I bet the tadpole and the caterpillar still feel the same, even when they're jumping and flying, swimming and floating. Just like I am now.