Ah, so you came. It is in your best interest that I warn you right now about the world you are about to enter – about the story that I am about to tell. But if you are brave enough, if you are curious enough, if you are daring enough - come. To be quite honest, I have eagerly waiting for you. This tale has lived on the tip of my tongue, pressed in secrecy between my two lips. But I do believe you are the right person. After all, if you had been, you wouldn’t have come. So, my darlings, I would like to welcome you…
the mind of E.M.Peterson//

Email: exlibris9@gmail.com
~E. M. Peterson~
  • owenhartofficial:

    Happy Birthday Lucille Ball (August 6, 1911 – April 26, 1989)

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  • nprbooks:

    So what does everybody think about Bloomsbury's new Harry Potter cover artwork? 

    These new editions will include jackets designed by artist Jonny Duddle, an updated author bio and will incorporate highlights from J.K. Rowling’s Pottermore project. The publication date is set for September 1st. 

    And for your viewing pleasure, here are 21 Harry Potter covers from around the world (via Hypable.com). 

    — Intern Cara

    (Petra adds: “I bought the British editions and carted them back here specifically for the cover art, because I roll NERDY”)

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  • ragafox:

    you’ve got a lil’ somethin’ right there

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  • thealmaposts:

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    The Curse of the Nine: Snippet

    Jack clasped the cloak around him and felt a lightness rest upon his heart while the weight of his quest vanished. 

    "Much better," the sister signed as her voice whispered within his head. "It suits you."

    Jack walked over to a rippling mirror of water against of the sunset trees.  It smoothed instantly at his approach, and he found himself looking at what he once was.  No frightening patches or holes revealing what he had become.  Just him.  Just Jack - wholly and completely.

    © E.M. Peterson

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  • "You have this one life. How do you wanna spend it? Apologizing? Regretting? Questioning? Hating yourself? Dieting? Running after people who don’t see you? Be brave. Believe in yourself. Do what feels good. Take risks. You have this one life. Make yourself proud."
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    canadian rocky mountain high. photos by richard gottardo

    The Curse of the Nine: Snippet

    By: E.M. Peterson

    Shiloh stared out at the vast mountain’s fog as it rolled into the valley of Malek.  Her eyes took in the pale lavender veil and the flickering storm clouds that clashed against its soft hues.  The soft blues dove into deep indigo as ribbons of green and silver danced between them. 

    "It’s time, Shiloh," a deep voice beckoned to her at the door.

    "I’m not ready," she admitted holding her chest.  Her light feathered fingers touch the raised pattern that was slowly creeping from her heart like ivy on English brick. 

    "I know," Sean  stepped towards her. "But we must go."

    Shiloh turned to her brother, her winged hair settling sadly against her shoulders.  She passed him with an obedient yet broken-hearted air.

    "Did you love him?" Sean asked as her body passed the threshold.

    Shiloh paused, lifting her head to gaze longingly into the night once more.  Tears gathered at her eyes as she let go of a pained laugh. “Yes. Yes I believe I did.  A stupid thing to do.  I didn’t mean to fall in love.”

    Sean looked at his sister, his heart aching for her. “We never mean to, Shiloh.  It just happens.”

    © E.M. Peterson

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  • todayinhistory:

    August 5th 1862: ‘Elephant Man’ born

    On this day in 1862 Joseph Merrick, otherwise known as the ‘Elephant Man’, was born in Leicester. Merrick was an Englishman with severe facial and body deformities which resulted in him being exhibited as an ‘Elephant Man’. Treated poorly by his peers, Merrick eventually ended touring Europe as a ‘human curiosity’ and remained in a London Hospital for the rest of his life. Merrick died in 1890 aged 27 from asphyxiation, supposedly because he decided to sleep lying down (the weight of his head meant he had to sleep sitting up) in order to be like other people. His story became especially famous after the 1980 film about his life starring John Hurt as Merrick and Anthony Hopkins as his good friend Frederick Treves.

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  • "Don’t feel sad over someone who gave up on you, feel sorry for them because they gave up on someone who would have never given up on them."
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  • "Forget your personal tragedy. We are all bitched from the start and you especially have to be hurt like hell before you can write seriously. But when you get the damned hurt use it — don’t cheat with it."
    Ernest Hemingway, “Letter to F. Scott Fitzgerald,” 1962 (via wordsnquotes)

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