“What’s with the flag?” “People keep throwing mud on it, so I have to wash it,” he said, gesturing toward the pink Stars and Bars.
Becoming a writer to be a brand name is like doing law solely to prepare for your selection to the supreme court. – Justine Larbalestier
fair crowd – future therapy dog sticks close to trainer
“I’m sorry, Mother,” he whispered, “but if I don’t they’ll know I’m a Jew.” Hans closed the door to the gas chamber behind her.
Write what should not be forgotten. – Isabel Allende
state fair tradition – young women in short shorts and cowboy boots
“Truth or dare, Mike?” “Truth.” “What’s the worse thing you’ve done?” “Hid my sister’s EpiPen so she would die of a food allergy.”
Basically, fiction is about people. You can’t write fiction about ideas. – Theodore Sturgeon
outflow winds rearrange back porch
It was April 15, and Hy stood in a block-long line at the post office. He tried to remember how he set the timer on the mail bomb.