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  • And when it was over, the only things not underneath the ice were the ripped-open trees.

    Kings of Colorado

  • I hurled myself through a gaping, ripped-open window frame and for those two minutes retrieved the wriggling, convulsing bodies that had been hurled out into space, one after the other, and zipped them up in emergency pressurisation bags.

    Masked

  • Ice crystals glittered like jewels festooning his ribs, lining the walls of his ripped-open stomach; his lungs looked like two enormous multifaceted diamonds; his frozen viscera shone as brightly as wet marble.

    The Curse of the Wendigo

  • “Sorry, Sam,” I say, reading his name tag and surveying the jumble of empty packages, ripped-open stickers, cellophane, and, of course, the pinkalicious binder.

    One Night That Changes Everything

  • Hands rustled in peeling vinyl backpacks, plastic supermarket bags, and cheap store-brand three-ring binders, a shassh of ripped-open Velcro fasteners as 45 records poked out from snug butterfly folders.

    The Madonnas of Echo Park

  • Dreams of falling from ripped-open airplanes, dreams of the solid earth breaking apart and swallowing her house, dreams of misshapen, hooded figures.

    Healer

  • Both soldiers and former workers say there were days when strong gusts kicked up ripped-open bags of the chemical, creating a yellow-orange haze that coated everything from their hair to their boots.

    R. B. Stuart: Marine Marooned by U.S. Military

  • Bill's right about Aja just wanting to scratch an itch with the ripped-open jaw seen.

    A cry for pleh

  • Finally, in Truku country, they discovered a corpse with a masterfully ripped-open abdomen a half-kilometer beyond Burayau village, at the bottom of a cascade.

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • Allan was rushed to the hospital with a bone protruding from his ripped-open finger, and spent five days in the hospital, often in tremendous pain.

    Archive 2006-09-01

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