"When you can state the theme of a story, when you can separate it from the story itself, then you can be sure the story is not a very good one. The meaning of a story has to be embodied in it, has to be made concrete in it. A story is a way to say something that can’t be said any other way, and it takes every word in the story to say what the meaning is. You tell a story because a statement would be inadequate. When anybody asks what a story is about, the only proper thing is to tell him to read the story. The meaning of fiction is not abstract meaning but experienced meaning, and the purpose of making statements about the meaning of a story is only to help you experience that meaning more fully."
— Flannery O’Connor (via nathanielstuart)
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"How dangerous,” she thought, “to finally have something worth losing."
— Ten word story (via slayylorswift)
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CAN I HAVE YOUR ATTENTION PLEASE.
I am a Canadian citizen.
I live in Canada.
I am a university student.
I am reminded every day about the issues across the globe.
And these issues are IMPORTANT.
THAT. BEING. SAID.
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Stop making books into films and start making them into a tv show so we could have a lot more detail to them and they can stick to the book easier.
I thought this was going to make me annoyed but everything turned out better than expected
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These plus size models are so toned, tall, blemish-free and pear-shaped. They are unrealistic too and advertisments think they are so forward thinking with “All bodies are beautiful” but they haven’t got a clue.
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IF UR READING THIS U LOOK VERY CUTE TODAY AND ALSO ILY
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*takes one good photo* posts on all blogs, posts on all social media accounts, makes wallpaper, sends to friends, prints out and frames, emails to obama
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