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Until you heal the wounds of your past, you are going to bleed. You can bandage the bleeding with food, with alcohol, with drugs, with work, with cigarettes, with sex; But eventually, it will all ooze through and stain your life. You must find the strength to open the wounds, Stick your hands inside, pull out the core of the pain that is holding you in your past, the memories and make peace with them.
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  1. THE WORKS OF EDGAR ALLEN POEHere’s a link to all his stories and poems. His macabre and dark approach to writing has touched many across the globe
  2. THE WORKS OF H.P LOVECRAFTAnother gothic writer whose style is both suspenseful and vivid
  3. THE LEGEND OF SLEEPY HOLLOWAnother classic, beware of the headless horseman 
  4. THE TURN OF THE SCREW: tale about a governess who becomes convinced that she and her charges are being stalked by ghosts.
  5. THE MONKEY’S PAWYou probably have heard of this one. Be careful what you wish for. 
  6. THE LOTTERY: It might not seem like a horror story, but once you realize what’s happening you will definitly be horrified. If you don’t understand here’s a site that will clear some things up
  7. WHERE ARE YOU GOING, WHERE HAVE YOU BEENAbout a 15 year old girl’s encounter with a threatening but charismatic stranger. A popular dark tale.
  8. THE SIGNAL MANBy Charles Dickon’s, a railroad worker tells the story of a ghost that seems to appear to him as a premonition of some horrible railway tragedy
  9. THE MORTAL IMMORTALMary Shelley may have been known for Frankenstein, but here’s another dark tale by her. It’s the story of a man who wants to play God, but finds his sanity is the price
  10. THE WOMAN IN BLACKYou probably have heard of the movie, but read the classic story behind it. Whenever she is seen, a child dies. 

BONUS: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier: I read this for my Gothic Literature class in high school. I loved it. A dark novel with plenty of twists to keep you on the edge. 

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Notice only 20 shades of gray

It’s been proven that women actually have an acute ability to pick up subtle differences in colors

In response to that last comment^^

Yes. It comes from the Hunter-Gatherer days.

Women were the gatherers. They had to be able to discern between the different shades of colors to know which plants were poisonous and which were not.

Men were out hunting, so they didn’t have to worry about that.

Which is why women see “Blood orange” and “crimson” and “scarlet” etc while guys just see “red”.

Well, that explains…

Does it bother no one else that they aren’t in order of shading?

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Date someone who meets you half way. Date someone who brings you a glass a water when they get themselves one. Date someone who makes sure you don’t spend money on ridiculous things. Date someone your ex hates and your mom loves. Date someone who’d rather spend a Friday night watching movies, than out with 50 people they barley even talk to. Date someone who sleeps on your chest and leaves a little puddle of drool. Don’t date someone who makes you leave oceans of tears.
At the end of the day it’s the little things. (via offtheocean)
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