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Chapter 1: Concoction

“When things go wrong, you’ll find they usually go on getting worse for some time…”

– C.S. Lewis


Chapter 3: Newton’s Apple

“Nothing could go wrong because nothing had…I meant “nothing would.” No – Then I quit trying to phrase it, realizing that if time travel ever became widespread, English grammar was going to have to add a whole new set of tenses to describe reflexive situations – conjugations that would make the French literary tenses and the Latin historical tenses look simple.”

– Robert A. Heinlein

Chapter 4: Ache

“We’re too much ourselves. Afraid of letting go of what we are, in case we are nothing, and holding on so tight, we lose everything else.”

– Clive Barker

Chapter 5: Yolk

“You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.”

– Aristotle

Chapter 6: Wayfarer

“Be in this world as if you were a stranger or a wayfarer.”

– Muhammad

Chapter 7: cops ‘n robbers

“In a closed society where everybody’s guilty, the only crime is getting caught. In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity.”

– Hunter S. Thompson

Chapter 8: Ill Repute

“Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. As names have power, words have power. Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts.”

– Patrick Rothfuss

Chapter 9: Cleanup

“Nobody owns life, but anyone who can pick up a frying pan owns death.”

– William S. Burroughs

Chapter 10: Detained

“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.”

– Roald Dahl

Chapter 11: Constriction

“I seem to myself, as in a dream,
An accidental guest in this dreadful body.”

– Anna Akhmatova


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