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#the body as a haunted house
luthienne · 15 hours ago
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All I can hear / most nights is the howling, even if, sometimes, sure, / I forget to think about it—
Carl Phillips, from Reconnaissance; “Since You Ask”
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luthienne · 16 days ago
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I have countless kinds of death and I have only one grave
Adonis, from Selected Poems; “A Piece of Bahlul’s Sun” (tr. Khaled Mattawa)
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luthienne · 3 months ago
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I have always tried to make a home for myself, but I have not felt at home in myself. I have worked hard at being the hero of my own life, but every time I checked the register of displaced persons, I was still on it. I didn’t know how to belong.  Longing? Yes. Belonging? No.
Jeanette Winterson, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
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luthienne · 3 months ago
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I knew clearly that I could not rebuild my life or put it back together in any way. I had no idea what might lie on the other side of this place. I only knew that the before-world was gone forever. I had a sense of myself as a haunted house.
Jeanette Winterson, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
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luthienne · 4 months ago
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We bury things so deep we no longer remember there was anything to bury. Our bodies remember. Our neurotic states remember. But we don't.
Jeanette Winterson, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
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swishflicked · 15 days ago
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*        ◟     𝒓𝒆𝒎𝒖𝒔.      ⋯      seen      ⋮      no   pain   like   this   body   .
*        ◟     𝒓𝒆𝒎𝒖𝒔.      ⋯      study      ⋮      even   in   sleep   you   are   ready   for   war   .
*        ◟     𝒓𝒆𝒎𝒖𝒔.      ⋯      aes      ⋮      that   boy   is   a   beast   .
*        ◟     𝒓𝒆𝒎𝒖𝒔.      ⋯      wntd      ⋮      he   himself   is   a   haunted   house   .
*        ◟     𝒓𝒆𝒎𝒖𝒔.      ⋯      thrds      ⋮      a   tenderness   in   his   howl   .
*        ◟     𝒓𝒆𝒎𝒖𝒔.      ⋯      inbox      ⋮      the   lone   wolf   dies   .
*        ◟     𝒓𝒆𝒎𝒖𝒔.      ⋯      answrd      ⋮      the   pack   survives   .
*        ◟     𝒓𝒆𝒎𝒖𝒔.      ⋯      opp      ⋮      name   name   .
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almightyones · 17 days ago
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I feel like most of the time communication feels like one of those devices they use on ghost hunting shows where the ghost is supposed to communicate using radio waves or something(?). but basically it’s just static with the occasional word or phrase dropped in and it’s frustrating.
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mapplepoutine · 26 days ago
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My morning routine is the shortest way to smell like a decent adult.
self care of the lazy & depressed aka dry shampoo
If I'm not wearing eye makeup it's not because "I'm just that kind of girl" I used to think it's fun.
Now I just have neither the energy nor the strength to adorn the temple of a dying deity.
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the-kellephant · a month ago
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First line game
Rules: List the first lines of your last 20 stories (if you have less than 20, just list them all!). See if there are any patterns. Choose your favorite opening line. Then tag 10 of your favorite authors!
This was actually really informative. My beginnings range from short to long and like 4-5 stories jump right into the porn haha. A lot of my titles are pretty repetitive I notice - I hate coming up with titles and it shows! 
I was tagged by @pineau-noir - thanks for tagging me! <3
1) She’s been on my mind - Star Trek: Voyager, B’Elanna/Seven, Teen
“I’ve seen you watching me,” B’Elanna says.
2) Until I Lose My Breath - Schitt’s Creek, Stevie/Twyla, Teen
It’s a night like any other.
3) Break Time - Harry Potter, Hermione/Pansy, Mature
Hermione was in her office at the Ministry when the owl swooped in and dropped a letter on her desk.
4) Alexis Rose’s Guide to Getting One Over on Your Ex - Schitt’s Creek, Alexis/Twyla, Mature
In a panic, Twyla pounds on the door to Alexis’ room at the Rosebud motel.
5) Her Hands on Me - Harry Potter, Ginny/Hermione, Teen
Hermione’s hand shakes as Ginny takes it and places it on her breast.
6) With all my heart - Harry Potter, Fleur/Hermione, Teen
They used to clash, Fleur and Hermione.
7) Take another little piece of my heart now, baby - Harry Potter, Charlie/Harry, Mature
Harry tapped his fingers on the linoleum table top and glanced at the black and white checkered diner clock for what had to be the seventh time in the last two minutes.
8) The Bright of the Night - Harry Potter, Fleur/Harry/Bill, Mature
Bill had just gotten to sleep after a particularly rough full moon when he heard Fleur calling him from the other room, her voice panicked in a way he hadn’t heard since the night he was bitten.
9) The Secret Keeper - The Haunting of Hill House, Theo/Trish, Teen
Theo’s hands can tell a story.
10) My hands full of you - Schitt’s Creek, Alexis/Twyla, Mature
The first time Alexis saw Twyla, her first thought was wow, she is really pretty, and then quickly dismissed the thought.
11) Love shining in her eyes - Harry Potter, Lavender/Parvati, Mature
When Parvati boarded the train to take her back to Hogwarts for her eighth year, she never would have guessed that in just a few short months, she’d end up fingerfucking her best friend in a broom cupboard.
12) Magic in her touch - Harry Potter, Hermione/Pansy, Mature
Pansy laid back against the pillows, her legs open, and pulled Hermione back.
13) On a dark night - Harry Potter, George/Harry, Teen
The veil is thin on Samhain, thin enough that Magic may grant you the chance to speak with lost loved ones.
14) Into the mist - Harry Potter, Ginny/Luna, Teen
It was everywhere, thick sheets of fog hovering above the fields surrounding the Burrow.
15) Bright, bright night - Harry Potter, Harry & Remus, Teen
“Not much longer now,” Remus said.
16) Jack o' lantern - Harry Potter, Harry/Ron/Hermione, Teen
“So what’s the purpose of this again?” Ron asked, glaring at his pumpkin in frustration.
17) You're all I need - Jennifer’s Body, Needy/Jennifer, Mature
Sliding two fingers inside Jennifer is like sticking her hand through a flame.
18) You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet - Harry Potter, George/Harry, Mature
This is it, Harry thought. This is how I die.
19) Heart don't fail me now - Harry Potter, Harry/Ron/Hermione, Mature
It started like this: a few too many shots of Firewhiskey at Dean and Seamus’ party and suddenly the three of them were naked and in bed together.
20) She's got stars in her eyes -  MCU, Carol/Natasha, Mature
Carol didn’t know where things were going between her and Natasha but, with Nat slinging a thigh on either side of Carol’s face, it didn’t really matter, not at the moment.
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