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You look okay,” Sam said with a certain desperate edge in his voice. “I mean good. You look good. Better than good. I mean, you know, beautiful.”
“Seriously? You’re hitting on me?”
“No!” Sam cried. “No. No, no, no. No. Not that…” He let that trail off and bit his lip.
Diana laughed delightedly. “You are so easy to mess with.


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Astrid and Taylor didn’t like each other much. But Taylor was an extremely valuable person to have...
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Hey, Sam,” Drake shouted. “I thought you’d like to know this isn’t my whole army.”
Sa...
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There were dozens of theories about what it was, that dome. Every scientist in the world, it seemed,...
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First there was Caine’s patently false “confession.” Then there was the fact that the FAYZ Leg...
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ot everyone liked Albert. Not everyone was happy that he had become the most important person around...
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Hey, brah,” Quinn said.
“What is going on, do you know?” Sam asked.
“It’s a club...
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We’re not going to give in. We’re going to fight.”
“Got that right,” a voice cried ou...
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I’ve helped you when I could, Caine. I’ve done all of it. I kept you alive and changed your filt...
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Do you love me?” Diana asked.
Caine’s eyes widened. She could actually see him twitch. Like...
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He’s not the first to say that.
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And death is better because death is the end of fear, isnt it? -Dekka
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Beautiful songs could sometimes take a person out of themselves and carry them away to a place of ma...
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It takes me a while to figure things out, doesn't it?" Edilio grinned. "Do me a favor. When you find...
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You're a big, lovable teddy bear.
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Find Sam Temple. Tell him you escaped.”
Jack gulped and bobbed his head.
“Better yet, ...
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First off,” he said, “I want to say I’m sorry about E.Z. He was a good kid. He didn’t deserv...
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Why are we doing this?" Caine asked him. "You know damned well why we're doing this. Because it's a ...
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The Tao of Natural Breathing by Dennis Lewis is filled with drawings, insights and guidance from an ...
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Sam, that's a great concept. And maybe you believe it. But I'm black and I'm a lesbian, so let me te...
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Sometimes I think He looks down and says, "Wow, look what those idiots are up to now. I guess I bett...
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I like your boyfriend," Dahra said. "Not many guys volunteer to carry ten gallons of diarrhea and vo...
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No one vinces me, baby
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He’s a murdering chud,” Zil was yelling.
“What do you want to do? Lynch him?” Astrid de...
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Brianna dropped the skateboard in front of Sam. "Don't worry: I won't let you fall off."
"Yeah...
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Did you throw a rock at my brother?” Astrid yelled, fearless in her outrage. She dropped to her kn...
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We were disturbed the president moved too slowly, that FEMA looked too disorganized.
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Cabeza de turco.
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What’s happened so far? Coyotes evolved limited powers of speech. Worms developed teeth and became...
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I had a polynomial once. My doctor removed it.
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We didn't Make this World we're just the Poor Fools who are living in it.
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Welcome to Perdido beach, where our motto is: Radiation, what radiation?
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Sam’s probably out there somewhere being his usual heroic self,” Caine said. “I can’t let th...
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What do you think that fish is?' Sam asked Astrid.
She peered closely at the alleged fish. 'I t...
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We’re here to execute a murderer,” Zil said, pointing at Hunter. “We are bringing justice in t...
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If you do bad stuff and don't repent, you go to hell," Orc said, like he was begging for a refutatio...
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More than two dozen kids lined a low railing around the gazebo. They were all tied to it by a rope l...
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He never should have left the island. He’d been there with Diana and Penny. He could have tossed P...
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We didn't take care of the basketball and we didn't concentrate on knocking down our free throws. I ...
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I think it's going to be fairly difficult.
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An enormous failure of the system has clearly been exposed, but this system failure is associated wi...
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Lana leveled the gun at Penny. “Stop,” Lana said.
Penny’s reddened face grew pale. Whatev...
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You can't let him get away with this!" Penny shrieked.
Caine wasn’t having it. “You stupid...
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Hello, freak,” Drake said.
Lana backed away, but too late. Drake leveled his gun at her.
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Which was how Britteny ended up nestled next to Mickey, under the shelter of a painter's drop cloth....
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Hand me my pants,
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Why, so we can look for some little kid who probably doesn’t even know he’s missing?”
Aga...
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Man, sometimes you are clueless. You don’t even see what’s happening.” He perched himself on t...
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She’s stronger than you are, Sam. It’s like fighting yourself and Caine and Jack and Dekka, all ...
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Brianna’s looking for Drake,” Edilio said, thinking out loud.
“You sent her out against D...
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I’m trying to help,” Albert said.
“By paying him with beer?”
“I paid him what he...
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What’s up, Albert?”
“Well, I’ve done inventory at Ralph’s, and I think if I had a lot...
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What happened?” Albert asked.
Taylor looked at Sam. Sam said nothing. He stared. First at his...
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He’s becoming useless. Worse than useless,” Sam said. Then, relenting, he said, “We’ll get p...
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Female say Pack Leader stop,” Pack Leader said angrily.
“What?” Caine could make no sense...
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Tell me something, Noah. Which is more important: freedom or happiness?'

What was this, a...
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No, I'm not a jerk, Astrid. You know what I am? I'm the guy getting people killed," Sam said quietly...
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Caine tried to roll to his feet, but something was jabbing him in the crouch. He shook off the stars...
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Come live with us, Diana. Don't argue. Just say yes."
Diana looked at the ground to hide her em...
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Say it. But..."
"But what?" he asked.
She whispered it, sounding too vulnerable. "But only...
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Now, who else speaks for Perdido Beach?”
Bouncing Bette said, “Sam Temple here went into a ...
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But then had come the voice that said, "Come on, you little freak, wherever the hell you are,
w...
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But hey this was the FAYZ, where all you could really hope was to delay the pain.
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I’m sorry for hurting you. I know I did. I’m most likely dead now, and I guess if there’s any ...
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He reached over and took Taylor’s hand. She did not pull her hand away.
He moved his hand up ...
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Little Pete. He’s not exactly just Astrid’s autistic brother.” He explained briefly while Toto...
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Quinn came forward and Sam pulled him aside. His old friend looked tortured and sad.
“What’...
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Have a seat with me,” Caine said, hopping down from the wall. “How have you been, Taylor?”
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And he thought of the two people who had held his job before him: Sam and Astrid. Both beaten into d...
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The gaiaphage. That's the other word they use. 'Gaia,' as in world. 'Phage,' as in a worm or somethi...
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Have you seen Sam?” Mary asked.
“What do you want with Sam?”
“I can’t take care ...
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Sam Temple kept a lower profile. He stuck to jeans and understated T-shirts, nothing that drew atten...
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Sam walked cautiously around Pack Leader to see the other side. There were the insect jaws protrudin...
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Fear wasn't about what made sense. Fear was about possibilities. Not things that happened. Things th...
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