1. Dying isn’t something you learn to deal with, like catching colds or sitting in traffic, it’s just as new, just as horrible every time it happens.
2. Kites blanketed the sky, layers upon layers of gaudy fabrics and streamers dancing in the air above the city. The colors made her wince, but the cacophony of the tail bells sent her deep into the workshop where the smithy bellows drowned out the noise.
3. Nowhere in the contract did it specify what to do in this situation and he frowned down at the cat. “I’m sorry, but there’s no escape clause for ‘evil spells’, you’re going to have to do the concert as is.”
4. Right made might in the minds of the nanobots and she felt her own defenses rise even as his fell.
5. You can go home again, so I’m not sure why society insists it’s otherwise. Maybe they’re too caught up in the idea that growing up means growing apart– but they’ve never met my family.