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  1. Summary

    These absolutely do not need to be read in order, plotwise they are not dependent on each other but they do all go together.

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  1. Public Bookmark 6

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    Francis's body registers it before his mind; well before it, as a matter of fact – hands suddenly shaking, a flutter rippling up his spine, sick and lukewarm.
    He stops, tries to blink himself back into the moment: he tells himself, very firmly, there is nothing, absolutely nothing that should make him feel this undone, not even with his penchant for tragedy.

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    21 Sep 2020

  2. Public Bookmark 10

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    Francis has no particular need of care, no particular desire to have fingers brush his face or person as though he were something breakable and sacred, a temptation and a promise all at once.

    No particular desire.

    Which is just as well, all things considered.

    Or rather, considering one specific thing: that the man in his bed is James Fitzjames.

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    19 Sep 2020

  3. Public Bookmark 4

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    Francis Crozier, beleaguered assistant store manager of Franklin Books, has had just about enough of today.

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    02 Sep 2020

  4. Public Bookmark 10

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    There is a man he once was.
    He can remember him the way one grasps a dream upon the cusp of waking. There, he sees the easy smile upon his face, watches the way his eyes sparkle when he tells a clever tale, traces the firm set of his jaw and the perfect curl of his hair. That man had been able to take his life, all those drab threads from which nothing had been expected, and twist them into something new, something beautiful. He’d embroidered his life the same way that half forgotten woman had transformed thread into birds, and he’d been just as skilled in his occupation as she.
    He’s dead.

    for the terror.exe prompt: It is no accident James Fitzjames was reborn clean out of jealousy.

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    02 Sep 2020

  5. Public Bookmark 7

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    “What a man commits to writing he must be prepared to say out loud,” says James, clasping Francis sternly by the elbows. “Surely your schoolmasters taught you that much, even if the captain of the Hamadryad did not.”

    for the terror_exe prompt "character study: francis crozier, victorian england, poetry, emotional exhibitionism"

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    02 Sep 2020