"Stories have changed. There are no more battles between good and evil, no monsters to slay, no maidens in need of rescue. Most maidens are perfectly capable of rescuing themselves in my experience, at least the ones worth something, in any case. There are never really endings, happy or otherwise. Things keep going on, they overlap and blur, and there is no telling where any of them may lead."
Erin Morgenstern, The Night Circus (via writersprocrastinate)