Number one rule for fiction: Coincidence can be used to worsen a characters predicament, but never to solve his problems.

— Vivian Vande Velde

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Then, early, early, early in the morning-just as in countless Disney films-I heard a rooster crow. But guess what? They don't do it just once.

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Mothers are legendary for being able to read the thoughts of their children at just the right moment.

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The wolf sniffed beneath the door to be sure this was a human cottage.

The scent was undeniable. No pigs, except in bacon form. The wolf thought bacon form was a very sensible way for pigs to behave.

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Giannine--What are they going to do: smack me on the head with a pamplet?

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There, close enough to spit on--if I'd been a barbarian and inclined to spit--was the dragon.

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If you don't like vampire games, don't play

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if Saint Bruce doesn't like your poem, he chops your head off.

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A [reformed] vampire ... mostly tries to make reparation for his previous evil by doing good deeds-most commonly, apparently, going into the crime solving business.

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People always talk about good, fresh country air, but I kept getting wiffs of something that was neither good nor fresh but definitely country.

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Those Grimm brothers," she said with a sigh, "they'll never amount to anything.

" And she was right because all they ever became was writers.

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They'd poisoned me, dammit. Probably to trade my dead body to the barbarians for Wulfgar's safe return. Or maybe just for the fun of it.

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