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Joyce Carol Oates

The Doll-Master and Other Tales of Horror

    Teohas quoted6 months ago
    life, there are predators, and prey. A predator may require bait, and prey may mistake bait for sustenance.
    Teohas quoted6 months ago
    but high grades seemed to me a kind of embarrassment, the consequence of hard work as hard work seemed but the consequence of desperation.
    Teohas quoted6 months ago
    the woman has smiled so hard and so often there are sharp crow’s-feet beside her eyes.
    Teohas quoted6 months ago
    For here is the injustice: only if you are killed, are you “innocent.” If you fight for your life, you are “guilty.”
    Teohas quoted6 months ago
    I did not like these Russian dolls, that made me feel slightly sick. I thought of how a woman carries a baby inside her and how terrifying it would be if that baby carried another baby inside it.
    Dany Téllezhas quotedlast year
    “The animals seem ‘tame’ to us, but that’s a misconception. They are not ‘tame.’ They just have no genetic memory of human beings as predators.”
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