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Dear Child
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"‘They’re your children. I’m your husband. We are a happy family.’
‘Those aren’t my children,’ the distorted voice whimpered.
‘We’re a happy family. I’m your husband,’ he kept saying. ‘I’m your husband and they are your children. You don’t have anybody anymore, apart from us. You’ll feel better when you understand that.’"
Jul 08, 2020 06:07AM

The Mermaid and M...
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"‘I see,’ he says. ‘More of a sea-goblin, ain’t it? That’s what I’d call it.’
‘Its appearance is unlovely. Do you think it will draw any crowd?’
‘Why would it not? A marvel’s a marvel.’ He taps his nose wisely. ‘To my mind, its ugliness adds to its appeal. Folks don’t mind being scared when they know there’s a pie and gossip to be had downstairs.’"
Jun 21, 2020 01:12AM

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"The dog-human bond is probably the most extraordinary cross-species relationship on the planet, although cat people may of course object. We are able to get so close to these waggly, slobbery creatures partly because we understand each other. You may not think you speak fluent dog, but actually we are fairly good at reading a dog's expressions." May 13, 2020 09:44PM

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