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  • #1
    Mandy Ashcraft
    “It was a beaten-down level of sharing responsibility; a frail society holding each other's hands just to keep from falling over.”
    Mandy Ashcraft, Small Orange Fruit

  • #2
    Mandy Ashcraft
    “If Bagel's face was a lump of clay on a pottery wheel, it'd been rapidly thrown from an angry grey blob to a rather enthusiastic vase.”
    Mandy Ashcraft, Small Orange Fruit

  • #5
    Mandy Ashcraft
    “Over all, it appeared to be some sort of drug or money laundering front that was having a terribly difficult time of not coming across as both.”
    Mandy Ashcraft, Small Orange Fruit

  • #5
    Mandy Ashcraft
    “It was as if a mad scientist had sold all of his important tools and chemicals at a yard sale, leaving a makeshift laboratory of scrap materials that the neighbors didn't want.”
    Mandy Ashcraft, Small Orange Fruit

  • #5
    Mandy Ashcraft
    “It was impeccably clean, and smelled like an old library might smell if someone was eating a Subway sandwich in it. Because someone was eating a Subway sandwich in it.”
    Mandy Ashcraft, Small Orange Fruit

  • #6
    Mandy Ashcraft
    “So you're Charity?' he asked, trying to ease the tension. Her current behavior was not fitting of the name; her parents must have had less kidnapping-related ambitions for her.”
    Mandy Ashcraft, Small Orange Fruit

  • #7
    Mandy Ashcraft
    “The large office had been deliberately designed so that the two sub-terranian levels were just the tiniest bit smaller, so that the building was proudly 51% conducting honest and open business, and only 49% not. Inkle and Kelvin had felt a boost of confidence from their manufactured technicality, similar to the comfort that survey results can provide when carefully polling groups more likely to give you comforting numbers.”
    Mandy Ashcraft, Small Orange Fruit

  • #8
    Mandy Ashcraft
    “They were a paper chain of distinguished members of society, and when one caught fire, they either severed themselves or they all went up in smoke.”
    Mandy Ashcraft

  • #9
    Mandy Ashcraft
    “She was angry and humiliated and hurt, but she wasn't belligerently vicious. She was clever.”
    Mandy Ashcraft, Small Orange Fruit

  • #10
    Mandy Ashcraft
    “...they were mixing and mingling their powerful supporters together like a hearty granola of golfballs and checkbooks.”
    Mandy Ashcraft, Small Orange Fruit

  • #11
    Mandy Ashcraft
    “A stock photograph of a smiling couple was meant, presumably, to bring comfort to the brochure-reader. If the faux couple being paid to grin while staring slightly off to the right could be happy, so could you.”
    Mandy Ashcraft, Small Orange Fruit

  • #12
    Mandy Ashcraft
    “Although relocating to a state he imagined he'd not even used in a sentence since grade school was not in his life plan, it had seemed like a glittering offer slid across a table off of which he couldn't afford to eat.”
    Mandy Ashcraft, Small Orange Fruit

  • #13
    Mandy Ashcraft
    “The pieces didn't really coordinate and could be described in no other way than 'eclectic', but once labeled 'eclectic', valuable mismatches generally become fantastically stylish. Very similar to the way adding cash value to 'crazy' results in a whimsical 'eccentric'; you have to buy more flattering adjectives.”
    Mandy Ashcraft, Small Orange Fruit

  • #14
    Mandy Ashcraft
    “It was beginning to look as if he hadn't just found a sign of water on a destitute planet, he'd found a sign that the same planet had penguins. Those would be two fundamentally different breakthroughs.”
    Mandy Ashcraft, Small Orange Fruit

  • #15
    Mandy Ashcraft
    “I wasn't sure if I'd imagined you and it'd be very telling of my mental state if I was bringing sodas to something I'd imagined.”
    Mandy Ashcraft, Small Orange Fruit

  • #16
    Mandy Ashcraft
    “The utopian candy shell melted away to a hard center of bizarre reality.”
    Mandy Ashcraft, Small Orange Fruit

  • #17
    Mandy Ashcraft
    “It smelled overwhelmingly of floral air fresheners being used to disguise the scent of marijuana, which works like a charm if you only ask the people smoking the marijuana.”
    Mandy Ashcraft, Small Orange Fruit

  • #18
    Mandy Ashcraft
    “If 'quaint' was a piano's Middle C, Marfa was a B-flat; it was peacefully strange.”
    Mandy Ashcraft, Small Orange Fruit

  • #19
    Mandy Ashcraft
    “He smiled at her, the same smile stapled to the mask of every career politician.”
    Mandy Ashcraft, Small Orange Fruit

  • #20
    Mandy Ashcraft
    “She was an anomaly of her own universe and of his, and represented the collision of everything he'd ever known and everything he'd ever wanted to.”
    Mandy Ashcraft, Small Orange Fruit

  • #21
    Mandy Ashcraft
    “But there's a sense of camaraderie in that, in knowing that you're on the same team of players all looking to play a different game.”
    Mandy Ashcraft, Small Orange Fruit

  • #22
    Mandy Ashcraft
    “...everyone holding a check pad is an aspiring something-else.”
    Mandy Ashcraft, Small Orange Fruit

  • #23
    Mandy Ashcraft
    “These were not the aliens out beaming anyone up. If anything, they'd be the ones providing apologetic form letters to the inconveniently beamed-up.”
    Mandy Ashcraft, Small Orange Fruit

  • #24
    Mandy Ashcraft
    “She was fantastically beautiful, so even though her words sounded like fragile utopian glass that would shatter horrendously on Earth in about five minutes, it sounded nice when she said it.”
    Mandy Ashcraft, Small Orange Fruit

  • #25
    Mandy Ashcraft
    “When nothing around you makes sense, everything is equally threatening.”
    Mandy Ashcraft, Small Orange Fruit

  • #26
    Mandy Ashcraft
    “In fact, all of their other problems were misfiled within that problem, and red tape sealed it all shut.”
    Mandy Ashcraft, Small Orange Fruit

  • #27
    Mandy Ashcraft
    “He wore a tailor's masterpiece of obsidian fabric so expensive that it would've been personally offended to have been referred to as a 'black suit'. It was a really nice black suit.”
    Mandy Ashcraft, Small Orange Fruit

  • #28
    Mandy Ashcraft
    “He inquired with the confidence of anyone trying free samples at a grocery store and putting on an Oscar-worthy performance of a person that was going to come back and buy it all later.”
    Mandy Ashcraft, Small Orange Fruit

  • #29
    Mandy Ashcraft
    “This drink is an Elixandria. It's named after our sun, that's why it's this nice orange color. The brown liquid on top is dark rum, and we pour it over to represent a setting sun. Little bit of rum? 'Dawn'. Little more rum? 'Dusk'. You looking to get drunk? 'Dark'.”
    Mandy Ashcraft, Small Orange Fruit

  • #30
    Mandy Ashcraft
    “For the cost of their service, they were enthusiastically organized.”
    Mandy Ashcraft, Small Orange Fruit



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