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the last day i was up till dawn was june 12 2016 the leds were pink in the apartment kb was giving people tattoos for the first time she made a ring around g’s ankle then eyebrows a nose on my ankle a was eating sheet cake they’d all just graduated the fragrance of goodbyes thousands of nights in a night e said oh my god. what? shooting at the queer club


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“But morning overtook Shahrazad, and she lapsed into silence, leaving King Shahrayar burning with curiosity to hear the rest of the story. Then Dinarzad said to her sister Shahrazad, “What a strange and lovely story!” SHahrazad replied, “What is this compared with what I shall tell you tomorrow night if the king spares me and lets me live? It will be even better and more entertaining.” The king thought to himself, “I will spare her until I hear the rest of the story; then I will have her put to death the next day.”

But dawn broke, and morning overtook Shahrazad, and she lapsed into silence, leaving the king all curiosity for the rest of the story. Then her sister Dinarzad said, “What an entertaining story!” Shahrazad replied, “Tomorrow night I shall tell you something even stranger, more wonderful, and more entertaining if the king spares me and lets me live.”

But dawn broke, and morning overtook Shahrazad, and she lapsed into silence. Then Dinarzad said, “This is an amazing story,” and Shahrazad replied, “What is this compared with what I shall tell you tomorrow night if the king spares me and lets me live!” The king said to himself, “By God, I will not have her put to death until I find out what happened to the man with the two black dogs. Then I will have her put to death, God the Almighty willing.”

And as the morn began to dawn Shahrazad held her peace till

the end of the Six Hundred and Forty-fifth Night

Quoth the Prince, "It surely cloth possess some wondrous virtue, otherwise wouldst thou not demand so prodigious a sum;" and quoth the broker, "'Tis true, O my lord, its properties are singular and marvellous. Whoever sitteth on this carpet and willeth in thought to be taken up and set down upon other site will, in the twinkling of an eye, be borne thither, be that place nearhand or distant many a day journey and difficult to reach."

And as the morn began to dawn Shahrazad held her peace till

The end of the Six Hundred and Forty-ninth Night

Quoth Prince Husayn, "This were an easy matter: my carpet shall cary me in the twinkling of an eye straight to the bedside of our beloved."