Me: Weren’t you bothered by The Hunger Games? Thing 1: No, it’s fiction. If it was real and happened to me or my friends, then yeah, that would be bad. Me: OK. Thing 1: You should put some blood in your book. Maybe somebody should die. Me: OK … Thing 1: Who? Who’s going to die? Me: Graupel? Thing 1: No! I like him!
“One of the first things I noticed about old Granny Trill was that she always seemed to be chewing, sliding her gums together in a daylong ruminative cud. I took this to be one of the tricks of age, a kind of slowed-up but protracted feasting. I imagined her being delivered a quartern loaf — say, on a Friday night — then packing the lot into her rubbery cheeks and chewing them slowly through the...
The Self-Contained Snowstorm
By Hilary Greenbaum and Dana Rubinstein The New York Times, December 30, 2011 The first known record of a snow globe shown in France in the 1870s, and an interview with Corbin Bernsen, snow globe collector, who has about 8,000.