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The Final Sentence & Thistle Magazine
STATUS: In hibernation. Currently working on a romance novel tentatively titled "Gravity".
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Untitled, by Kelly Schreiber

Untitled, by Kelly Schreiber

There, at the door, stood a couple. A woman and a man, looking slightly harassed. I stared at them.
"We need a closure," said the woman as a greeting.
"Yes," the man agreed. "We need the rest of the chapter."

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❝ …I thought
that pain meant
I was not loved.
It meant I loved.

Louise Glück, from “First Memory
Sep 10th · 6618 · © · tagged: Louise Glück poetry

1) You’re empowering.
2) I like your voice.
3) You’re strong.
4) I think your ideas/beliefs matter.
5) I’m so happy you exist.
6) More people should be listening to what you have to say.
7) You’re a very warm hearted person.
8) It’s nice seeing such kindness.
9) You’re very down to earth.
10) You have a beautiful soul.
11) You inspire me to become a better person.
12) Our conversations bring me a lot of joy.
13) It’s good to see someone care so much.
14) You’re so understanding.
15) You matter a lot to me.
16) You’re important even if you don’t think so.
17) You’re intelligent.
18) Your passion is contagious.
19) Your confidence is refreshing.
20) You restore my faith in humanity.
21) You’re great at being creative.
22) You’re so talented at ____.
23) I don’t get tired of you the way I get tired of other people.
24) You have great taste in ___.
25) I’m happy I stayed alive long enough to meet you.
26) I wish more people were like you.
27) You’re so good at loving people.

Sep 8th · 333859 · © · tagged: IMPORTANT


I want you to imagine a ten year old version of yourself sitting right there on this couch. Now this is the little girl who first believed that she was fat, and ugly, and an embarrassment.

from My Mad Fat Diary

Happy International Literacy Day!


What was the first book that made you love reading? Check our title index and submit the final sentence if we haven’t published it!

Sep 8th · 108 · © · tagged: tfs
Margaret Atwood's Newest Project Won't Be Seen For 100 Years 


If you’re dying to see the next thing Margaret Atwood writes, well, you’re out of luck. Atwood will be the first contributor to The Future Library project, a work of public art conceived of by Scottish artist Katie Paterson. Here’s how it works: Paterson has planted a forest of 1,000 trees outside Oslo, and if everything goes as planned, every year for the next 100 years, one writer will add a new text to the collection. In 2114, the forest will be cut down to print the 100-book collection, so they can be read at last.

❝ Do you know, darling? When you became involved with others you quite possibly stepped down a level or two, but if you become involved with me, you will be throwing yourself into the abyss.

— Franz Kafka, Letters to Milena

Where can I put them?


Where can I put them?

Sep 4th · 56144 · © · tagged: that is the question

Ireland by florescent

Sep 4th · 92833 · © · tagged: photography wanderlust Ireland
Ten books that have stayed with me

Tagged by Anna 

Rules: In a text post, list ten books that have stayed with you in some way. Don’t take but a few minutes and don’t think too hard — they don’t have to be the “right” or “great” works, just the ones that have touched you.

1. “The History of Love,” by Nicole Krauss
2. “Love Begins in Winter,” by Simon Van Booy
3. “Nobody’s Baby But Mine,” by Susan Elizabeth Phillips
4. “Where Rainbows End,” by Cecelia Ahern
5. “The Little Prince,” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, trans. by Katherine Woods
6. “When Marnie Was There,” by Joan G. Robinson
7. “Centuries of Stories,” edited by Wendy Cooling
8. “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” by J.K. Rowling (duh)
9. “My Sunshine,” by Catherine Anderson
10. “Blue-Eyed Devil,” by Lisa Kleypas

+ “The Two Towers,” by J.R.R. Tolkien (only because Éowyn first appeared here)
+ “Little Women,” by Louise May Alcott (hate the sequel though)
+ “Anne of Green Gables,” by Lucy Maud Montgomery

Tagged by norueda (thank you)

Rules: YOU CAN tell a lot about someone by the music they listen to. Hit shuffle on your iPod / iPhone / iTunes / Media player and write down the first 10 songs then pass this onto 10 people. (My presence here on Tumblr has been sporadic so I honestly don’t know who’s done or who hasn’t done this yet.)

And here are the songs (shuffled on iTunes):

1. The Beatles, ”And I Love Her”
2. Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, “Tiny Light”
3. Deathcab for Cutie, “Technicolor Girls”
4. Joanna Newsom, “Soft As Chalk”
5. Beyonce, “Blow”
6. Goldmund, “John Harrington”
7. Britney Spears, “Soda Pop”
8. Ramin Djawadi, “Wall of Ice”
9. Stacey Kent, “I’ve Got a Crush on You”
10. Explosions in the Sky, “First Breath After Coma”

The Shape of Ideas by Grant Snider


every 1st september we joke about getting ready for hogwarts to cover up the very real and very very deep scars of never getting our letters

Sep 1st · 119044 · © · tagged: sad lives sad times
❝ I think she was afraid to love sometimes. I think it scared her. She was the type to like things that are concrete, like the ocean. Something you could point to and know what it was… And I think that’s why she struggled with love. She couldn’t touch it. She couldn’t hold on to it and make sure it never changed.

— Carrie Ryan, from The Dead-Tossed Waves
Aug 31st · 24073 · © · tagged: Carrie Ryan