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Stare at him," said Ghost. "They wont bite you if you keep staring at them."
Steve backed away. "They bite?"
Not really. They hiss at you, mostly. The only time geese are ever dangerous is when you happen to be standing on the edge of a cliff. I heard about a guy that almost got killed that way."
By geese?"
Yeah, there was a whole flock of them coming after him. All hissing and cackling and stabbing at his ankles with their big ol beaks. He didnt know you had to stare them right in the eye, and he panicked. They backed him right over a fifty-foot cliff."
So how come he didnt die?"
This guy had wings," said Ghost. "He flew away.
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There were books about how to be gay; he'd seen them in stores and libraries. Some of them even had diagrams. But there weren't any diagrams about how to fall in love with your best friend and not fuck everything up.

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If you want something, you don't wait for the world to deal it out for you. You take it.

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Maybe they did what they had to do to live, and tried to get a little love and have a little fun before the darkness took them.

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All at once it hit him: this was power too, just as surely as smashing your fist into someone's face, just as surely as putting a hammer through someone's skull. The power to make another person crazy with pleasure instead of fear and pain, to have every cell in another person's body at your thrall.

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This is the point being missed by readers who lament Liquor's lack of hot sex scenes, probably because they aren't old enough to understand that a passionate relationship could be about anything other than sex.

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Some of the food in Liquor is food I've really eaten filtered through a veil of fiction.

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My childhood may have been more demented than most, because I learned to read very early and was allowed to read whatever I wanted.

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I've tried to avoid labels, but they always find you.

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I'd much rather do an obviously commercial writing project than get a day job.

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I can't heal your pain but I can see it. And you don't have to be lost. Not forever.

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