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  1. Rec 66

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    When he came to the university, it wouldn’t have taken long. I sometimes played with the thought of how much longer we would’ve needed to sit in that booth before we would’ve surrendered to what was still happening between us. Five more minutes? Ten?

    Eight months after Elio visited Oliver at his university and refused to come for dinner, they run into each other out of the blue on the French side of the Mediterranean Riviera. Oliver is still very much married but the thing is—he’s also still very much in love with Elio. Moonlit walks, dares, and conversations on what constitutes as playing with fire ensue.

    [COMPLETED Nov 5, 2020]

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    19 Jan 2022

  2. Public Bookmark 12

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    The words weigh heavy in her chest. But it’s out there now, with Ali and the moon as witness: Rue at her barest. A teenager with baggage and issues that no one should ever carry on their back, doing her best to get by, all while loving someone with the kind of intensity seldom seen outside of Italian fucking opera. Rue does not want to kill herself. She has something, someone, to live for now.

    And isn’t it wonderful? How now, she can picture a life outside of the confines of high school. How now, she can see herself, picture herself: taller, brighter, cleaner, happier. Why isn’t Ali happy for her?

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    18 Jan 2022

  3. Public Bookmark 3

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    There is a humming in the summer grasses of the Reach.

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    16 Jan 2022

  4. Rec 90

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    Oliver returns to the house in Italy twenty summers later and once again, it leads to Elio’s life steering a new course.

    “Elio, do you really not know?” he asks.
    And that's when it starts to dawn on me. There’s a reason why he looks like he is of this landscape, why he remembers every berm and belfry, why he now smiles at me and why, even beyond the smile, his eyes brim with hope, promise, and invitation.

    Inspired by everything in the last chapter of Find Me.

    [COMPLETED Jan 19, 2020]

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    15 Jan 2022

  5. Public Bookmark 12

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    COMPLETE.

    Oliver learns that normalcy and the trodden path are no vaccine against failure. Elio shows up, at just the right-wrong moment, to forgive him.

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    08 Jan 2022