Kingless Queens

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MT: “Has anyone ever told you thy you’re too sharp for your own good?”

LB: “Too sharp, too loud, too reckless. I’ve heard it all. It’s a wonder I’m still alive”.

MT“Indeed”.

A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab

“She was not a rebel princess, shattering enemy castles and killing kings.
She was a force of nature. She was a calamity and a commander of immortal warriors of legend”. 

Empire of Storms by Sarah J. Maas

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.