Posts tagged submission.

[The musicians were poised with their instruments. They were ready to go.] It would only be a few seconds now, I wrote.


    — Richard Brautigan, from In Watermelon Sugar

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The sea pulled back off the reef, its tidal sucking audible, the air brought down through coral bones and exhaled again and again.


    — Bob Shacochis, from Mundo’s Sign

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I was wrong, I thought, but maybe if I stayed in this town long enough, I could make everything right.


    — Lemony Snicket, from Who Could That Be At This Hour?

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Then he brakes the truck and turns its wheel, and he is driving fast, fast, fast through the heat, the wind through the strings, the sound of return beneath our wheels.


    — Beth Kephart, from Small Damages

SENSUAL WOMEN, PHILOSOPHICALLY MINDED WOMEN, IT IS TO YOU THAT I ADDRESS MYSELF.


    — Jean-Patrick Manchette, from Fatale

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The man spoke, and all the others listened with interest, and their bare genitals stared stupidly and sadly at the yellow sand.


    — Milan Kundera, from “The Border” in The Book of Laughter and Forgetting, trans. by Aaron Asher