“When I spoke to my mother I was the funniest, cleverest, most interesting girl alive. Other people’s mothers told them to ‘be good’ or ‘take care.’ Mine told me to be bad and wicked and not to worry.”
—Helen Oyeyemi, Mr. Fox
“There are two facts that all children need to disprove sooner or later; mother and father. If you go on believing in the fiction of your own parents, it is difficult to construct any narrative of your own.”
— Jeanette Winterson, Weight: The Myth of Atlas and Heracles
“The idea that she was married still seemed like a great big joke, a fiction she was able to pull over her head like an oversize sweater.”
—Emma Straub, Laura Lamont’s Life in Pictures
I read this in my 11th grade english class and i still think about it sometimes.
This is my favorite fucking short story ever. It changed the way I look at human weakness.
This is one of my favourite things ever.
u r now ex
Moments like this, messages like this one, are probably at the top of my list of reasons I’m proud to be part of Star Trek.