September 1, 2014
"How far away the stars seem, and how far
Is our first kiss, and ah, how old my heart!"

— W. B. Yeats, from “Ephemera” (via litverve)

August 31, 2014

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August 31, 2014

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August 31, 2014

Kurt Vonnegut’s Rules for Short Stories
1. Use the time of a total stranger in such a way that he or she will not feel the time was wasted.

2. Give the reader at least one character he or she can root for.

3. Every character should want something, even if it is only a glass of water.

4. Every sentence must do one of two things–reveal character or advance the action.

5. Start as close to the end as possible.

6. Be a sadist. No matter how sweet and innocent your leading characters, make awful things happen to them–in order that the reader may see what they are made of.

7. Write to please just one person. If you open a window and make love to the world, so to speak, your story will get pneumonia.

8. Give your readers as much information as possible as soon as possible. To heck with suspense. Readers should have such complete understanding of what is going on, where and why, that they could finish the story themselves, should cockroaches eat the last few pages.


— Kurt Vonnegut (via chrisarrant)

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August 30, 2014
Bag, Tote


A boy to his dad: “Next time tell me when we are coming so I can buy a library tote bag. I am going to use my allowance to pay for it.”

July 31, 2014




July 30, 2014


“Real travel would be to see the world, for even an instant, with another’s eyes.” 
― Robyn Davidson

Whether you’re jetting off to distant lands or your travels are limited to the armchair this summer, explore the world through the eyes of these intrepid, globe-hopping women.

All Over the Map by Laura Fraser
Cuba Diaries by Isadora Tattlin
Dear Exile by Hilary Liftin and Kate Montgomery
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Female Nomad and Friends by Rita Golden Gelman
Holy Cow: An Indian Adventure by Sarah Macdonald
Tracks by Robyn Davidson
What I Was Doing While You Were Breeding by Kristin Newman
Wild by Cheryl Strayed
The Woman Who Fell from the Sky by Jennifer Steil

(via theliterarysnob)

July 28, 2014

Paula McLain, The Paris Wife Paula


Paula McLain, The Paris Wife


July 28, 2014


Limzy Wei: Flowergirls

artist on tumblr

Malaysian artist Lim Zhi Wei adorns her watercolors entitled “ Flowergirls” with real flowers, to a stunning effect.

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July 7, 2014


She Takes A Photo: 6.5 Years

YouTuber Beckie0 documents 6.5 years of battling depression, anxiety and a condition called trichotillomania, a compulsive disorder that causes people to pull out their own hair. 

Powerful stuff — highly recommend watching.

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