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  • Blue Sky, a large violet-blue flower with a heavy white throat, waved above the others, stretching to join the blue sky of its name; Bread & Butter sailed sharply against the sky in tones of yellow; and Rapid Red burned like stalks of fire, fading the terra-cotta earth from which it sprang.

    Change Me Into Zeus’s Daughter

  • Years later, I clean the attic, find red rabies tags in an old jewelry box, the blue ski mask I used to wrap his head when he shook stitches loose from his ear, a hat I wore when we lived in Germany, his orange squiggly hairs along the rim, a picture of us driving across the country—

    After

  • Would the owner of the blue station wagon with the license plate F-G-X-1-1-3 please move your car?

    RUBY LU, BRAVE and true

  • Gill's condor-like presence on the blue line, along with partner Josh Gorges, was a big reason why the Canadiens were able to eliminate the Presidents 'Trophy-winning Washington

    Winnipeg Sun

  • The pines in the front yard had been cut, leaving stumps that stuck up like giant mushrooms; and like the blue caterpillar perched on the mushroom inAlice's Adventures in Wonderland,empty blue oil cans sat on the stumps.

    Change Me Into Zeus’s Daughter

  • Marcel nodded in approval as the sixth note rose, clear and strong, into the blue afternoon sky over the Place de la Révolution in Paris.

    Bubble in the Bathtub

  • The first two notes rose up toward the blue sky and just like that the larks and warblers stopped singing and the bees and blowflies stopped buzzing.

    Bubble in the Bathtub

  • Elizabeth stepped away gingerly, following the line left by the high tide, eyes zeroing in on the ridgy cups of limpet shells, the blue glint of mussels with their bright pearly insides.

    FALSE MERMAID

  • Vast rows of vineyards and farms stretched toward the foothills of Mount Ararat, which climbed into the few wisps of clouds that decorated the blue sky.

    The Ark

  • On the way up to Menaggio and Cadenabbia, I always got a small thrill when I saw the blue rectangular sign, pointed on one end, that read ST.

    The Italian Summer

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