Word usage examples
Just as Kelsey, briskly interviewing chia on the circumstances of her life, had devised the cover for her impending absence: ten days in the San Juans with Hester chen, whose well-heeled luddite mother so thoroughly feared electromagnetic radiation that she lived phoneless, in a sod-roofed castle of driftwood, no electricity allowed whatever.
When chia had been small, her mother had worn her hair in a long braid, its tip skewered with turquoise and abalone and carved bits of bone, like the magical tail of some mythical animal, swaying there for chia to grab.
When she was home, chia liked it that the construct was cleaner than her room ever was.
The original was probably Nepalese, definitely unlicensed, and chia appreciated the reverse cachet.
The Danish model was people, as much as chia thought she was a snotbag.
There was the Bridge of Sighs, which chia avoided because she found it sad and creepy, and the Bridge of Fists, which she liked mainly for its name, and so many others.
This always made chia feel sorry for him, which she knew was ridiculous.
Maryalice said, snagging a black one and sounding so forcefully cheerful that it made chia look at her.
She said she wanted to do chia a favor, because chia had carried her bag for her.
Maryalice, and chia could see a little muscle working, in the hinge of his jaw, as he looked at her.