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Beautiful Sentences: Kathy Fish

The naked women and men and teenagers and toddlers and babies glowed like rich people’s teeth as they threw themselves upon the piles of their worldly belongings.

Kathy Fish, “Collection Day.”

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Beautiful Sentences: Megan Giddings

What is the point of dating a self-proclaimed spirit of joy if she also tracks misery into your life?

Megan Giddings, “Vacations”

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Beautiful Sentences: Kathy Fish

Nobody gets hurt on playgrounds anymore.

Kathy Fish, “Sea Creatures of Indiana.”

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Beautiful Sentences: Idra Novey

There was really no predicting where, or when, the least lonely years of one’s adult life might begin.
Idra Novey, Those Who Knew.
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Beautiful Sentences: Tom McAlister

I hated the part of me that could watch this happening and forget it was reality, wishing for terrible things to happen for the sake of my temporary entertainment.
Tom McAllister, How to Be Safe.
 
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Beautiful Sentences: Tom McAllister

Where do people get stories? Do they go out in the world looking for interesting anecdotes? When they get home, do they write these things down and rehearse them?
Tom McAllister, How to Be Safe.
 
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Beautiful Sentences: Idra Novey

When she drifted from the kitchen to the living room, he followed, his hope rising like dough inside him.
Idra Novey, Those Who Knew.
 
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Beautiful Sentences: Tom McAllister

The deepest miseries come from our capacity for remembering; if everything can be wiped away with a single swipe, then nothing has to hurt.
Tom McAllister, How to Be Safe.
 
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Beautiful Sentences: Idra Novey

Her unease with her body had made his mouth dry, breaking down whatever it was in a man’s mind that kept his longings separate from his regrets.
Idra Novey, Those Who Knew.
 
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Beautiful Sentences: Tom McAllister

Middle-aged men saw news of the shooting and thought: The world needs me now. They put on their capes and swooped in to the rescue, but when they got there, they found out they had no superpowers. They were just sad men in capes. So they got angry and looked for a woman to blame. They were terrified and they wanted to dress it up as courage, and they spewed hate into the world in hopes of drowning out the threats.
Tom McAllister, How to Be Safe.
 
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