• Please tell a story about a girl who gets away

    Helen Oyeyemi
  • Helen Oyeyemi
  • And without further argument he unsheathed the sword and cleaved Miss Foxe's head from her neck. He knew what was supposed to happen. He knew that this awkward, whispering creature before him should now transform into a princess - dazzlingly beautiful, free, and made wise by her hardship. That is not what happened

    Helen Oyeyemi
  • She encouraged herself to see her very small presence in the world as a good thing, a power, something that a hero might possess

    Helen Oyeyemi
  • It was one of those ones they call screwball comedies, where people mislead and ill-treat each other in the most shocking and baffling way possible, then forgive and forget about it because they happen to like the look of each other. Only they call it falling in love

    Helen Oyeyemi
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