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  1. Public Bookmark 9

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    Give me these years again and I will
    spend them wisely.
    Done with the compass; done, now, with the chart.
    The ferry at the dock, lit
    stern to prow,
    the next life like a footfall in my heart.

    – excerpt from “The Night Ferry”, a poem by John Burnside

    When someone asks you to think of the world, what do you think of? Your own world – small, insular, personal, intimate? Or the wider world – complicated, nuanced, complex? Is it beautiful, or is it dark? Can you see the beauty, or do you only hold on to the headaches?

    She is new to the world. Quite literally. And she needs to learn about it.

    Does Matthew Tkachuk have the patience to teach her?

    CW: this story deals with cults, polygamous cults, escaping cults, strict adherence to religion, gender roles, abuse, miscarriage, and a character with a traumatic past. Please be warned.

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    24 May 2021

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    Sebastian knows the theory of it. He’s heard the stories that pass through the generations by word of mouth. Soulmates are a rare, special thing. A twist of fate that only graces the luckiest among men, destined to share a bond larger than life, to meet a love deeper than the universe. Two souls that live in each other’s minds, that can hear each other’s thoughts, until they meet and fall in love and live happily ever after.

     

    It’s a whole load of bullshit, in Sebastian’s opinion.

     

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    In a world where soulmates can hear each other’s thoughts, Sebastian Vettel struggles to keep a balance between his Formula One career and the soulmate that keeps sneaking up into his head.

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    23 May 2021

  3. Rec 63

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    11 Jun 2018

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    "Kane, sir," the airman says. His voice is deep, but Jonny feels strangely off-balance, like there's something about this airman that isn't quite what he's used to. After a moment, he places the feeling: the airman's scent is only faintly discernible amongst the colourful mess of alpha scents in the bunk and on board the ship, with a weird sour note reminiscent of lemons. It throws Jonny for a loop, because he's never come across an alpha with a scent this muted and indistinct. He runs a critical eye over him; how did he make it out of the Space Academy and onto his dreadnought? Is he even any good?

    "Patrick Kane, from Buffalo, New York," Seabs says quietly from behind him. "Graduated top of his class at the Academy, sir. With distinction."

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    28 May 2018

  5. Rec 79

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    Mitch would have gotten an extra two with the instigator minor there for sure.

    Mitch knows how to be nice to the bigger guys, and Matt knows how to say yes to the talent.

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    25 Dec 2017