"Sometimes at night I whisper it over to myself: Murderess, Murderess. It rustles, like a taffeta skirt across the floor."

“I don’t like talking to people. When I talk to people, all the things about myself that I don’t like come to the surface. I don’t like knowing about myself. It’s tantamount to torture to have to understand, acknowledge and accept each and every one of my several hundred million selves. It’s self-derision, a one-player game, a one-person performance.”
— Hitomi Kanehara, “Autofiction” (via l084)