The Ten Thousand Doors of January

The Ten Thousand Doors of January

Book - 2019
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slibrarianstuff
Jun 16, 2021

“If we address stories as archaeological sites, and dust through their layers with meticulous care, we find at some level there is always a doorway. A dividing point between here and there, us and them, mundane and magical. It is at the moments when the doors open, when things flow between the worlds, that stories happen.”

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slibrarianstuff
Jun 16, 2021

“They always end up alone in the stories—witches, I mean—living in the woods or mountains or locked in towers. I suppose it would take a brave man to love a witch, and men are mostly cowards.” He looked directly at me as he finished, with a kind of raised-chin boldness that said: I am not a coward.”

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slibrarianstuff
Jun 16, 2021

“When I was younger I cried over everything from sneers to sad endings, and even once over a puddle of tadpoles that dried up in the sun, but at some point I learned the trick of stoicism: you hide. You pull yourself inside your castle walls and crank up the drawbridge and watch everything from the tallest tower.”

LCPL_Krystyna Oct 06, 2020

“Sometimes I feel there are doors lurking in the creases of every sentence, with periods for knobs and verbs for hinges.”

LCPL_Krystyna Oct 06, 2020

“I hope you will find the cracks in the world and wedge them wider, so the light of other suns shines through; I hope you will keep the world unruly, messy, full of strange magics; I hope you will run through every open Door and tell stories when you return.”

LCPL_Krystyna Oct 06, 2020

“It is at the moments when the doors open, when things flow between the worlds, that stories happen.”


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