Shatter MePaperback - 2011
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*I catch the rose petals as they fall from my cheeks, as they float around the frame of my body, as they cover me in something that feels like the absence of courage.*
*something punches me in the stomach. his eyes. something about his eyes.*
*two three four fifty thousand pieces of feeling stab me in the heart, melt into drops of warm honey that soothe the scars in my soul.*
*he cracks a grin so wide, so amused, so refreshingly sincere it's like a clap of thunder through my body. something pricks at my eyes and breaks my knees.*
“I don’t understand—why won’t you talk to me?
You sit in the corner all day and write in your book and look at everything but my face. You have so much to say to a piece of paper but I’m standing right here and you don’t even acknowledge me. Juliette, please—”
“I spent my life folded between the pages of books.
In the absence of human relationships I formed bonds with paper characters. I lived love and loss through stories threaded in history; I experienced adolescence by association. My world is one interwoven web of words, stringing limb to limb, bone to sinew, thoughts and images all together. I am a being comprised of letters, a character created by sentences, a figment of imagination formed through fiction.”
"Well you're the murderer," I tell him. "So you must be right."
His smile is laced with dynamite. 'Go to sleep."
"Go to hell."
He works his jaw. Walks to the door. "I'm working on it."
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