Wonders of the Invisible World by Patricia A. McKillip

By Patricia A. McKillip

Stylistically rooted in fairy story and mythology, imperceptible landscapes are explored in those opulent tales from a loved fable icon. There are princesses dancing with useless suitors, a knight in love with an respectable of unique lineage, and fortune’s idiot stealing into the current rather than the longer term. in a single enthralling story, a time-traveling angel is forbidden to intrude in Cotton Mather’s non secular ravings, whereas one other narrative reveals a wizard seduced in his formative years by way of the Faerie Queen and returning the treasure that's rightfully hers. Bewitching, bittersweet, and deeply intoxicating, this assortment attracts parts from the fables of historical past and re-creates them in startlingly magical methods.

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I don’t fucking care. I just want to get high. I agree that makes me sound like somebody who loves the person he’s talking about. Cool. 57 ■■■■■ OLIVER T WINK But I don’t want to talk about it anymore. I don’t either. Let me do my shot. I mean if I do, I do, and if I don’t, I don’t. I don’t care. Hold on a second. I mean I probably do. Whatever. Look, I love you. I want to have sex with you. I want you to love me, okay? But you’re ruining my high, so please shut the fuck up.

42 ■■■■■ UGLY M A N What are you saying? I don’t know what I’m saying. I’m just saying it. Forget it. It’s just fucking bullshit anyway. What is? You want to fuck me but you don’t want to fuck me or I don’t know. I do. Bullshit. I don’t want to do it anyway. You’d just hate me after that. You’re the one who’d hate me. 43 ■■■■■ OLIVER T WINK No, I wouldn’t. Why, what do you think you’d feel? It depends on what you felt. What do you think I’d feel? That I’m an ugly, skinny piece of shit who’s boring in bed.

You just said that. Ideally, yeah. Realistically, no. Didn’t you say that? Basically. 36 ■■■■■ UGLY M A N Then I don’t understand. It’s not a realistic idea. But I’ve fucked everything up, and you never made it seem like I was so . . Oh, forget it. Whatever. I really don’t care. Look, you’re straight. Fuck you. And you’re a junkie. You chose that. You don’t care about anything but doing dope. How do you fucking know? 37 ■■■■■ OLIVER T WINK What, I’m wrong? I . . Fuck, man. What? You know what I’m going to say.

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