“Her beauty was a weapon -one she kept honed- but it could also be a vulnerability”.

The Assassin’s Blade by Sarah J. Maas

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Girl Power

C: “You don’t know how to fight?”

A: “No. My arms are so weak I get out of breath lifting up a powder puff”

C: ” I could teach you”

A: “Only if you let me teach you how to wear a corset”.

C: “Why would I want to do that?”

A: “Exactly”

C: “Not exactly at all. I don’t want to be a girl”. 

A: ” And I don’t want to be a soldier. I want to be a general”. 

 

The Beating of His Wings by Paul Hoffman

Women 

“All of it was lost because women are never satisfied but are always in the ears of men and wanting whatever they cannot have”. 

The Last Four Things by Paul Hoffman

Allow me, as a woman and in name of all other women everywhere,to take this as a compliment. Why should we, under any circumstances, believe anyone when they say something cannot be had or done? 

Like they say, right? 

Never be satisfied! 

The Birds of Azalea Street

by Nova Ren Suma 

I don’t know what, if anything, it says about me or my life experience… And I’m not a mom, so I have no idea of teenage girls and how trustworthy can the be nowadays… But when a woman/girl tells you that a man makes her uncomfortable, you pay attention!

I am a fervent believer on female instinct.

We, as a species, have evolved to survive and persevere through the ages. That’s why blood rushes to our legs when we’re scared, or why babies can block their airways when submerged. That’s why our finger and toes freeze first and why we sweat.

Why can’t we believe then that we -women- can feel lasciviousness even in apparent friendliness?

Besides that… I found the first short story in Slasher Girls & Monster Boys to be quite grabbing… Even if it took two goes to really enjoy it. It had nothing to do with the story itself.