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  • peter shared from The Ploughmen: A Novel by Kim Zupan
    Having shifted forward, Gload now sat half in light, half in dark, and he looked to have been sheared in two and set for display, head and shoulders of a taxidermied felon, a trophy displayed for tourists or schoolchildren in a diorama of prison life: table, chair, cot. Killer.
    Note: Sam, if you ever make it big, you should buy the rights to this. I'd love to see you shoot this.
  • peter shared from The Ploughmen: A Novel by Kim Zupan
    Note: Sam, if you ever make it big, you should buy the rights to this. I'd love to see you shoot this.
  • peter shared from The Ploughmen: A Novel by Kim Zupan
    Having shifted forward, Gload now sat half in light, half in dark, and he looked to have been sheared in two and set for display, head and shoulders of a taxidermied felon, a trophy displayed for tourists or schoolchildren in a diorama of prison life: table, chair, cot. Killer.
    Note: Sam, if you evet makeit big, you should buy the rigts to this. Identifying love to see you shoot this.
  • peter shared from The Ploughmen: A Novel by Kim Zupan
    was dark among the trees and when the young man came into a clearing the snow lay deep and untrammeled, lit softly blue from the quarter moon and the stars swarming in the cloudless vault above the peaks. After a while the boles of the ponderosa and lodgepole revealed themselves from the blackness and then soon the lower branches hung with moss like hag’s hair, and small birds began to rouse and dart out before them like vanguards. The small stream he followed muttered beneath a thin pane of ice and among the topmost branches of the trees a faint wind was another secret voice and he stopped...
    Note: This is better. Good writing is a balm.
  • peter shared from Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not to Have Kids by Meghan Daum
    “But you’re so good with kids,” my friends say. “You know you’d be a good mom just because you’ll never make the same mistakes your mom did. Children have a way of healing you.” That sounds like a spectacularly shitty premise to me, and way too much pressure to put on a child.
    Note: Exactly.