Kate Scelsa

Fans of the Impossible Life

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    hazelnutmilktaehas quoted3 years ago
    Blue sky, sparkling sun, eighty-two degrees. A day for ice cream and Slip’N Slides, for falling asleep in the grass with a Popsicle melting in your hand.
    Mich Alpizarhas quoted9 months ago
    She would destroy herself in order to destroy
    Mich Alpizarhas quoted9 months ago
    “Just the place to bury a crock of gold,” said Sebastian. “I should like to bury something precious in every place where I’ve been happy and then, when I was old and ugly and miserable, I could come back and dig it up and remember.”
    Miranda Perez Perez Abreuhas quotedlast year
    It felt so nice to have her lean on me, to know how comfortable we were with each other, how well she knew me. Nothing else at this stupid party mattered because Mira was here, and Mira wouldn’t leave me. And then suddenly we were kissing,
    Miranda Perez Perez Abreuhas quotedlast year
    “Later I’ll make you the Sebby special,” she said. “It’s used to remove paint from cars.”
    Miranda Perez Perez Abreuhas quotedlast year
    Lying like breathing, because those were the only two things allowing you to survive.
    Miranda Perez Perez Abreuhas quotedlast year
    Yes, I wanted the pills,” you told them. “Yes, I want to kill myself. Yes, I understand what I’m saying.”
    It took them a while to believe that you weren’t kidding. You had always been so amusing.
    Miranda Perez Perez Abreuhas quotedlast year
    There was no one sitting and keeping watch through the night in a chair while your roommate’s TV blared on.
    Miranda Perez Perez Abreuhas quotedlast year
    We were three bodies that didn’t know the end of each other, breathing together. We knew that we would have to go back. Kick off the leaves and become three separate people who would go off into the world, forced to breathe on our own. But not yet. Not quite yet.
    Miranda Perez Perez Abreuhas quotedlast year
    My tiny twin bed somehow now felt too big when he wasn’t there.
    Miranda Perez Perez Abreuhas quotedlast year
    Late at night she sometimes felt that she could hear the messages on her own, something telling her that, if she just listened hard enough, she could do anything. That it could be important. Her little life. The things that she had to offer. She could hear the night sky telling her that she was not small, she was as big as the whole universe. Maybe the universe itself was a sign. It was trying to tell her that she was it too.
    Miranda Perez Perez Abreuhas quotedlast year
    It was a page full of fictions. French. Mrs. Alderson. Algebra. Mr. Stein. None of this was real.
    Miranda Perez Perez Abreuhas quotedlast year
    There are problems that go along with becoming a person who needs other people. Especially if you have invested most of your identity in being alone. It hadn’t been a nice way to live, exactly, but I had been self-sufficient in my solitude. Now I was carrying the persistent itch of an emotion around with me, feeding it like some kind of desperate pet.
    Miranda Perez Perez Abreuhas quotedlast year
    he farther out on the Cape they traveled, the closer they seemed to be to the moon
    Miranda Perez Perez Abreuhas quotedlast year
    Our thighs touching side by side on the bench. I felt that warm tug in my stomach again, an urge to stay safe in the embrace of this dress, the incense-tinged perfume aura of her room, the unity in our matching eyes examining each other. We looked beautiful.
    Miranda Perez Perez Abreuhas quotedlast year
    “A little drag never hurt anyone’s sense of self, believe me.” She wiped her fingers on a makeup wipe. “You must always remember what RuPaul says. ‘We’re born naked, and the rest is drag.’
    Miranda Perez Perez Abreuhas quotedlast year
    “I like to forget about things and then let them surprise me when they turn up again,”
    Miranda Perez Perez Abreuhas quotedlast year
    You curled yourself around her body as she told the rest of the story, and at some point you realized that her shoulder was wet and you knew that it was because you were crying. And you knew that she would cry with you. And that you could always run away again.
    Miranda Perez Perez Abreuhas quotedlast year
    He felt real, there in Rose’s bathroom. Our first kiss alone. It felt like something real.
    Miranda Perez Perez Abreuhas quotedlast year
    the fact of our aloneness suddenly felt significant. He turned back to me, touched the point of my hair with his finger. Then he leaned down and kissed me.
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