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  1. Public Bookmark 13

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    Alex is right, of course; Maria and Michael’s relationship crumbles under the strain of meaning too much to Michael—of meaning everything—while never actually being enough.

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    05 Aug 2020

  2. Public Bookmark 2

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    Maria and Alex had always known that they were soulmates.

    This was by degrees a comforting and unsettling realization for them. On the one hand, they were each other’s closest friends in the whole world.

    On the other hand, Alex was very, very gay.

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    05 Aug 2020

  3. Public Bookmark 9

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    From the beautiful words prompt list: Naz (Urdu) - assurance/pride in knowing that the other’s love is unconditional and unshakable.

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    02 Aug 2020

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    The novelty has worn off, of course, but it’s not the novelty that keeps anybody coming back, anyway. Novelty never sustains anything.

    In which some people are still laying low in Athens, but now some of them are trying to flirt.
    (This is a loose sequel to "An eagle's old age, a sparrow's youth" but it's pretty self-explanatory.)

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    01 Aug 2020

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    Sarwa is ladling stew into bowls and she hands the first one to Yusuf, who passes it to Nicolo and takes a drink from the now filled flask. “Is he your lover?” she asks.

    Yusuf chokes on water and Nicolo pounds his back, eyebrows peaked with concern.

    “I—” Yusuf pauses, wiping his streaming eyes.

    Sarwa looks at him, nothing but mild curiosity on her face.

    Yusuf glances at Nicolo. The firelight paints his cheekbones flickering gold, his eyes hooded and sleepy in the dim light.

    “I don’t know what he is,” Yusuf finally admits, still looking at Nicolo.

    Nicolo’s mouth quirks and he takes another bite of soup.

    “He looks at you like you belong to him,” Sarwa says.

    Nicolo keeps eating, oblivious to what they’re saying.

    “I think he belongs to me too,” Yusuf whispers.

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    01 Aug 2020