Life and Death: Why I Avoid “Sorcery” in My Fantasy Novels By Kara Swanson Word Count: 478 words Rating: PG-13 for disturbing imagery. Summary: The author shares her story of why she doesn't use magic in her stories. Magic. Sorcery. Wizards. They seem to be pretty essential components to any fantasy or whimsical story. And as... Continue Reading →
"I know you're not so tough. You like to act that way, but I know you, Sev. I know, I know deep down you're good...and no mater how far down you bury it, that goodness will resurface some day."
"That is the theme of all life and literature, is it not? The search for the component of salvation. The horn one should have blown, the grail one should have found, the cross one should have made...moments you cannot replay, events you cannot recast, choices you cannot undo."
"We don't have to be everything our fathers were. We just have to sort out the good from the bad, and then be ourselves. Or at least...try to find ourselves."
"You complain about it, but what did you have to offer her that my father couldn't have outdone you on? What makes you think you could even have made her happy, or shown her a good time?"
"Do you know, Potter, what I would have done to that damned sorting hat?" he queried, his voice falling in and out. "I'd have torn it...into so many pieces..."
"Do not play innocent with me. You know the pull of the undercurrent well enough. It plays upon both strengths and weaknesses with utmost subtlety. Do you think I have not seen it playing on you down through the years?"
"Am I so lost...that even you...you can't find me? Oh...no..." The tears ran down his chalk white face, carrying the memories inside them.