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“Words like ‘coward’ and ‘deserter’ and ‘defector’ are splashed across the first post-war edition of the Prophet; they mean nothing to Blaise and even less to his mother, but they don’t need a compass to tell them that the tides have changed and the current’s become…rocky. Unpredictable. White-capped whirlpools surrounded by tempestuous towers of sea salt. // They’ll drown if they aren’t careful.” – voodoo doll by @provocative-envy