50 Shades of Week: Feb. 5 – 11, 2017

‘It’s OK for something just to be beautiful, to look nice & feel nice or sound nice & for that to make you feel good. It can be frivolous or silly & not be less for that.

‘Beauty is its own sort of utility.’

  1. And he’s inside me, quickly filling me.
  2. All pale blue lace and finery.
  3. ‘Why did you want to know if he was gay?’
  4. I stand immobilized at the entrance of the room, paralyzed by his beauty and the sweet anticipation of what’s to come.
  5. How can he have this effect on me, even in this crowded tent?
  6. What does he mean by that?
  7. ‘I understand that you’re a keen fisherman.’
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50 Shades of Week: Jan. 29- Feb. 4, 2017

‘The feeling of intense joy at sacrifice & action, that you can be a part of shoving the fulcrum of history toward its natural conclusion gives way to a realization that it’s a pendulum swinging back, and no matter how much you put your shoulder into it, you’re too small against this bigger thing. You & everyone you know & care for are too small for this thing.’

  1. I raise my eyebrows.
  2. It’s almost embarrassing to witness.
  3. ‘You’re tired.’
  4. ‘Did you get me tipsy on purpose?’
  5. Pilot?
  6. ‘And please, let’s try it for three months.’
  7. I feel unbearably shy when I open the door.

50 Shades of Week: Jan. 22-28, 2017

‘Inertia is a more powerful source of motivation than any particular emotion.’

  1. ‘It’s eight in the morning for me.’
  2. ‘Please, Christian,’ I whisper.
  3. It’s such a weird feeling and not entirely unpleasant.
  4. ‘There’s no point in me staying.’
  5. Mourning something that never was — my dashed hopes, my dashed dreams, and my soured expectations.
  6. I ask to distract us both.
  7. ‘Mr. Grey,’ I whisper, because that’s all I can manage.

50 Shades of Week: Jan. 15-21, 2017

‘Nostalgia is the memory of a place you’ve never before been—except maybe snuggled into your mother’s warm skin, fresh-fed full, sleepily safe more than happy.’

  1. 12 The Submissive will make herself available to the Dominant from Friday evenings to Sunday afternoons each week during the Term at times to be specified by the Dominant (‘the Allotted Times’).
  2. ‘I’m profoundly grateful and touched by the great compliment accorded to me by the authorities of WSU today.’
  3. ‘Got your attention now, haven’t I?’
  4. I flush at the memory.
  5. ‘My mom is wonderful.’
  6. ‘You like him!’
  7. Christian opens the passenger-side door to the black Audi SUV, and I clamber in.

50 Shades of Week: Jan. 8-14, 2017

‘The internal creation of meaning allows its discovery even in places that don’t seem initially to warrant it.’

  1. ‘Anastasia,’ he warns, and I want to roll my eyes but quickly stop myself.
  2. ‘The NDA has been e-mailed to you, Mr. Grey.’
  3. ‘Come.’
  4. ‘The NDA, does it cover everything?’ I ask tentatively.
  5. The day drags at Clayton’s even though we’re busy.
  6. I scowl at her but can’t keep a straight face.
  7. ‘I have one condition.’