dust to glory

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♥ Birds n Roses ♥

  1. The ever handsome Sylvester Pearl
  2. The ever gorgeous Cocoa Dust
  3. Cocoa Dust & Glory Jr.
    She’s in love with him but he doesn’t understand
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for @stillwither

she died in a blaze of absolute nothing– ashes and dust but never glory. people were still hung up on laura, it was always about laura, even years later after more death and more destruction. laura was the catalyst. and they didn’t bury her deep enough.

james left town and maddy was dead and donna had isolated herself from her parents, leaving her with no one. the only comfort she ever took was talking to laura’s headstone. then she found another– cocaine. ironic, she knew, her best friends downfall becoming her vice. but what can she say, in a small town everyone is on drugs.

she’d stay up for days at a time, still playing detective. turned into the loose canon who didn’t know when to stop. agent cooper moved to town and took up with the washington field office of the fbi, and donna took up with him.

he was different than she remembered, back when she was a teenager. meaner now. jaded. almost scary but still charming and still beautiful and still caught up on laura. she’s always playing second chair to laura, she makes a good substitute. and when she wakes up in the middle of the night, naked and cold, and walks into the bathroom to find her lover staring into the mirror and rattling about laura, she doesn’t bat an eye. only goes back to sleep.

she only made it to ten years later. laura had promised twenty five. sprawled out in her bed, cigarette in hand and speeding out of her mind– something snapped. she just left her body. all she saw was blood, and she knew she was doing it to herself. what will they say when they find my body? she wondered before losing consciousness.

she woke in a red room, with a floor that looked like some 1950s diner out of a nightmare. and she was greeted by laura, still young and beautiful but with an alien voice and a terrifying shriek. and dale was there, but much older– gray hair and wrinkled skin and he spoke to her in a way she hadn’t heard since he first arrived in town ten years ago. she took a seat in a velvet chair and lit a cigarette. this is what death looks like.

anonymous asked:

Can you do an AU where Agamemnon takes Patroclus instead of Briseis after his fight with Achilles? I'm in love with your blog btw :)

(warning: very slight mentions of possible dubcon)


“Do not go to him.” His mother said.  Achilles didn’t answer.

There was nothing for him to do, no way for him to fix what he had caused.  If he went to Agamemnon, agreed to fight in exchange for his Patroclus, then it would blemish him.  The great Achilles on his knees begging.  His honor would be broken.  If he stayed, he would not be able to sleep.  The bed beside him was empty, too cold and with too much space for him to even imagine a peaceful sleep.

“The boy is nothing.  You will forget him in time.”  Thetis said.  She walked through his tent and laid her hand upon his brow, pushing back his long curls.  “It’s for the best.  Once they realize how much they need you, Agamemnon will plead.  He will turn your name to dust, all the glory you could achieve would be nothing.”

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HAPPY #WOMENAUTHORWEDNESDAY!
Nominated by: Shawn

This Wednesday, we celebrate A.S. King! King is the author of many and multiple YA novels: Reality Boy, Ask the Passengers, The Dust of 100 Dogs, Everybody Sees the Ants, Please Ignore Vera Dietz and the upcoming feminist Glory O'Brien’s History of the Future.

Which one of her books is your favorite? Which one did you read first? Which one do you want to read, if you haven’t read any? What do you recommend for first-time A.S. King readers?

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Another classic  - Dust to Glory.

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