“Such a Face.”

“There was a desperation in her smile, an unwillingness to push the expression too far for fear of breaking it, a tentative respect for the effort it took to form such a face.โ€

From a manuscript titled “Experiment.”


“Splendid and Shattering Thing.”

“Then she shocked Adam and actually smiled โ€“ no half crooked grin of agreement or understanding, but a smile so real and so threatening that he felt that smile curl up and go to sleep somewhere deep and dark in his brain, where, he decided, he may one day need to remember such a splendid and shattering thing.”

From a manuscript titled “Experiment.”