"What man has joined, nature is powerless to put asunder."
Aldous Huxley, Brave New World
"The prince fought valiantly.
He slayed the dragon.
The princess cried for days.
She loved that dragon."
"Fiction, which is the ribbon pulled from a trembling mouth,
which tells its truth with such defiance
that everything forgotten will blaze, every joy burnished,
every recollection of unexpected flight shared
and passed from hand to cupped hand,
carried warm next to the skin,
recited for courage."
The Taste of River Water by Cate Kennedy (via treesofreverie)
i want to write the kind of short stories you read in english class that are on this weird level of surrealism that they still haunt you years down the road