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Inner City Monologue

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The city held thousands, thousands, thousands, all speaking an alien language, like a gray vapour rising from all their mouths. It enveloped and connected everyone

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No Prisons In This World

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There is no one controlling you. There is no mass prison system of the mind; no sinister old white men holding dominion over the unsuspecting masses.

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Strangers on the Strange Train

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A rustling sound near his ear made the boy jerk his head up

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Strangers on the Strange Train

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Soft cries from the passengers were drowned out by the beating of hundreds of wings.

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Some Visible Sound

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A hole lay open in the ground

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Lessons In Love With Stone Trolls

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Well, master,” said the first giant, rubbing his face where it had been struck, “You told us to feel love for each other… but we can’t really feel very well. Hitting each other is the first thing we’ve discovered that we can actually feel.

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Sitting With Fear At the Movies

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“Whatever you say, Howl,” the fuzziness replied.

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Animals In The Train Station

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The conductor gave a start, looked around, then looked down, eyes widening at the extremely short person addressing him. In fact, Sheela wasn’t a person at all—she was a fox.

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Snake Meets Lion

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Plus, it’s sexy to be a snake.

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Getting High With Stone Trolls

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“You know, Howl,” the giant said, “I’m starting to think you’re not one of us.”

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Research Assistants

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Howl was down here to learn all of it, to read every story, but after the perplexing realization that the written histories were changing and shifting constantly, his fervent scholastic resolve had relaxed somewhat.

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Howl, An Introduction

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The room was pitch dark—indeed, the sun had never in its millennia of light-giving managed to reach down here, except perhaps in another age

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Stranger Dream Recall

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And suddenly he remembered the monster, and blinked (still returning his gaze, the girl blinked as well). But it hadn’t been a monster at all, just some lonely creature the boy himself had made, to guard a door down there.

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Research And Its Obstacles, Pt. 2

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On the door’s other side was the room containing the histories of the Lumanians, 1st through 3rd centuries.

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Research And Its Obstacles, Pt. 1

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Now, why on Earth had he locked himself out of this room?

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