Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Assignment 1: Compelling Sentence

Post your sentence in "Comments" here, please. Deadline: Aug. 23.

318 Comments:

Anonymous egb3r said...

The real tragedy of Jimmy's life is that he believed his own myth.

9:15 AM  
Blogger KC said...

As I listened to the sound of my footsteps pound against the dark streets, the cold seared my lungs, and with every deep breath came a stream of white frost.

10:18 AM  
Anonymous Menteroso said...

Somehow, I became slave to my own creation.

10:27 AM  
Anonymous Fiery_Orb said...

Gnashing his teeth, he stabbed at the keyboard blindly.

10:34 AM  
Blogger Jonathan03 said...

Blood doesn't really look like ketchup.

10:57 AM  
Anonymous Oreo said...

holy crap, you can even see the lips!

11:00 AM  
Blogger fareast said...

Reaching over quickly (yet ever so delicately), he grabbed the gerbil and stuffed it into his blood-stained maw.

11:01 AM  
Blogger FutureFoodTVStar said...

I've just been told that I am not really crazy, it is just that my brain is falling out of my skull.

11:03 AM  
Blogger chubbs said...

The whole world suddenly dissolved.

11:07 AM  
Anonymous chris said...

I used to carry a purple crayon.

11:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was an age of confession and spandex, and Birdie wore the garments well.

11:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She wondered whether killing herself would really accomplish anything.

11:14 AM  
Blogger Sid said...

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11:38 AM  
Blogger War Bride said...

You only need to know one thing about Remington's Karaoke Bar: It needs to burn to the ground.

11:39 AM  
Blogger Sid said...

Deep into thought, contemplating the repercussions of his actions, he started to dream of happier days.

11:42 AM  
Anonymous serendipity82 said...

She knew what to expect, after all, she was not unaccustomed to pain and suffering.

1:00 PM  
Blogger Stef said...

"If I had met you just a few years earlier, we'd probably have little red-headed children running around by now," Patrick told Robin, gazing into her eyes.

1:00 PM  
Blogger Mr. Meatsweats said...

Not until after I fired back, striking him square in the numbers, did I notice that I was standing in a puddle of my own blood.

1:23 PM  
Blogger Eric said...

The incessant ringing of the phone dragged him through the fog of sleep, snapping him awake to the glare of sunlight through the mini-blinds.

1:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Looking, he noticed a swarm of bees heading his way. (CAROL HERMAN)

1:32 PM  
Anonymous Foobar said...

I do enjoy wearing spandex.

1:55 PM  
Blogger Nessa said...

This is what it feels like to be so alone and feel so unloved.

2:01 PM  
Anonymous jeanrhys said...

She knew that one day these children would kill her.

2:12 PM  
Blogger paladin said...

Joe Bob scratched his head, emitted a low whistle, and confidently stated, “That is about the ugliest goldurn thang I ever seen.”

2:19 PM  
Anonymous SP said...

Those terrible, terrific twos; I'm crazy for her/I'm crazy from her.

2:30 PM  
Anonymous S.S. said...

I had never seen someone chew gum with such exuberance.

2:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I never told you how hard it was raining that day.

3:02 PM  
Anonymous Aunt Nancy said...

Billy held up the strand of barbed wire, so I could wiggle through.

3:11 PM  
Anonymous Celeste said...

You expect so much when you know you're having a baby, but losing your own health isn't on the list.

3:28 PM  
Blogger tan247 said...

Do you ever wonder why your life has taken the particular course that it has?

3:29 PM  
Blogger Wayfaring Stranger said...

That’s just wonderful - after everything else that’s gone wrong, why should this be any different?

3:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most people would be surprised to find their father was capable of murder.

Tapper

4:23 PM  
Blogger The Calvinator said...

As Thomas looked out over the wreckage strewn before him, he couldn't help thinking to himself, "How do I keep getting into messes like this?"

4:56 PM  
Blogger j3sdad said...

I've fallen in love with a PhD whose favorite pasttime is to shop at dollar stores.

5:13 PM  
Blogger SuperHolmie said...

My pants were stuck to me like Saran Wrap on pudding.

5:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was only at her end that she realized all she had missed.

6:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Forget sex; depression sells.

6:44 PM  
Anonymous Mel said...

Late May rain woke me early today.

6:52 PM  
Blogger Dissident Zyne said...

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8:03 PM  
Anonymous Saucy said...

It always began with the familiar sound of jingling keys and echoing footsteps.

8:13 PM  
Anonymous kelly said...

I cried again last night.

8:28 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

“Welcome,” said the tired, blondish man who handed us our menus, “to Otokonaki, an authentic Japanese dining experience.”

8:29 PM  
Anonymous Seraphim said...

He loved her from across the room.

8:31 PM  
Anonymous Seraphim said...

He walked in like a star and out like a ghost.

8:32 PM  
Blogger Kurt N. said...

Darl suddenly realized that the overwhelming need to empty his bladder, a need that, until now, had ranked up on the same pedestal as eating, breathing and procreation, no longer was his most pressing concern.

8:35 PM  
Anonymous Hillabeans said...

Two decades apart, two years in, too old and too young, too many emails, two too many grey hairs, too taboo, to Irving, to Fort Worth, too far away, and my two confused parents went through my mind when, to a certain someone, I finally got to say "I love you too."

8:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kids need to run and jump and fall out of trees. - BG

8:56 PM  
Blogger Tex_Morgan said...

Call me Prometheus for I have been thrown from my once beloved society into destitution; I, a soigne scion, traded everything to give mankind a great but deadly opportunity.

9:09 PM  
Blogger Corinne said...

Whoever’s got their finger on the laugh track button sure as hell isn’t paying attention to the good lines.

9:18 PM  
Anonymous Talon.Blackhart said...

The King was frantic; his most trusted advisor was dead, and the best replacement had run away.

9:27 PM  
Blogger BeckyJ said...

Democracy is like pornography; everybody knows it when they see it, but they can't easily define it.

9:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any night that begins with you pressing your butt cheeks up against the window at Burger King must be a good one. TimChuma

9:48 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

I wonder, what does God dream?

10:14 PM  
Anonymous Ang said...

The tiny flicker of an infant eyelash, it set her world aflame.

10:16 PM  
Blogger Nancy said...

Dreaming, I close my eyes and float clear sighted, attaching the threads of inchoate dream to passing clouds fat with the wet promise of future storms.

10:31 PM  
Blogger TheSatch said...

For the first time in a thousand years, the mission bell was ringing.

10:44 PM  
Anonymous patricia said...

The call for help came quietly, a whisper so soft I thought the voice was coming from inside me.

10:57 PM  
Anonymous Auntie A said...

It was the first time I ever heard my uncle swear; it wouldn't be the last.

1:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She was one of many and nobody at all.

Sunflower

1:48 AM  
Blogger schatz said...

My father died three times.

2:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

elstiv said....

The envelope, once sealed like a vault, split as though it had always been open.

2:50 AM  
Anonymous Frolic said...

I have always wanted to conquer Andorra.

3:10 AM  
Anonymous Mr. Bee said...

Brian could clearly hear the thoughts of the passengers in the plane flying overhead.

5:06 AM  
Anonymous Kitty said...

She was just standing there, completely enthralled with that thought.

8:56 AM  
Anonymous stabledoor said...

Vala’s real life, like all real lives, began in the middle.

9:22 AM  
Anonymous memikl said...

Michael had never felt such total fear.

9:42 AM  
Blogger Raul said...

I said NO! Please concentrate and keep running, OK?

10:04 AM  
Anonymous liddybugs said...

I forgot about the peanuts.

10:05 AM  
Anonymous MomWolf said...

Finally, after one hundred and thirty three years, those who wanted Blue Creek to become a real town won.

10:20 AM  
Blogger theprofessor said...

Hey, writers:
Compelling can also be funny. The hardest part of this simple assignment: Does this opening line make me (or any reader) want to read more -- the next sentence? The next page?
So far, some really good ones are jumping out at me. Simple always works. Humor works. I just hope you're all not rushing in turning in your homework. Think it over. You have till Tuesday! Loving reading them though. Bulwer-Lytton indeed. Pish-tosh. More later. I'm gainfully employed this week as an editor, so I'm reading these as I can get to them.

10:46 AM  
Blogger Erika said...

On that first morning, she walked up the tiny narrow stairs to the door that opened onto the deck and thought, "well, this is different".

10:46 AM  
Anonymous Social Bill said...

She left in a huff and a sportscar.

10:47 AM  
Blogger ms. jared said...

It wasn't true what they said about your whole life passing before your eyes when you die, and that was Maggie's final disappointment.

10:51 AM  
Anonymous PS said...

Maggie Ann was not, as her mother once told her, a very likable girl.

11:11 AM  
Anonymous moo_cow said...

She stopped running and collapsed, both frailly and heavily like a falling house of metal cards, and the flashing police cars encircled her.

11:45 AM  
Blogger Andy said...

Martha envied the ripples of light dancing off Amsterdam's Herengracht Canal onto the ceiling above her desk; they exalted in a freedom life had not allowed her.

12:22 PM  
Anonymous Eowyn said...

I have started to sort the pens in my life; each little stash of pens is organized by colour - of the ink - first, and then by size of the nib, and ease of use.

12:26 PM  
Anonymous JM said...

I knew that, no matter what happened, I would never scream like that.

12:50 PM  
Blogger Kevin T. Keith said...

What is true is bounded by what is not.

1:08 PM  
Anonymous AnsleyO said...

Mac was cotton candy: three seconds on the tongue and he was gone.

1:21 PM  
Blogger Andy said...

She had heard that from the roof you could see the top of the building where Anne Frank wrote her diaries.

2:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daddy and I went to see the runners.

Ted K.

2:00 PM  
Anonymous Therese said...

Why is it doctors can't find anything wrong with people who have the worst kind of disease?

2:12 PM  
Blogger Marge said...

Eyes closed, she shook her head quickly, hoping the motion would work like an etch-a-sketch, wiping the image from her mind.

2:43 PM  
Blogger Blog ho said...

Ok, so maybe the hook hands weren't the best idea I had come up with but now that they're a part of me and there's all this pasta to eat I may as well dig in.

2:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He knew immediately that he would never forget the expression on her face.

3:47 PM  
Blogger Snow said...

He stirred his tea, and thought.

3:50 PM  
Anonymous CE Petro said...

Annie sat on the edge of the unmade bed, staring at the spittle that had flung out of his mouth and now hung at the bottom of his chin.

4:15 PM  
Anonymous britwrit1 said...

I was waiting for my date: a fifty something someone with a missing limb

4:54 PM  
Anonymous handworn said...

Someone had been revenging himself upon the graffiti artists of the neighborhood.

6:15 PM  
Anonymous Adele said...

I fed the dogs the last bit of food we had in the house.

6:40 PM  
Anonymous Hazael said...

Ruth couldn't breathe.

6:54 PM  
Anonymous Yatima said...

Baghdad was a disappointment.

7:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Browsing the selection, Ella pondered the delicious irony of naming a condom after one of the most prolific kings in history.

Z

7:52 PM  
Blogger Tweedledopey said...

My parents once told me I was a mistake, and I was determined to prove at every step that they were right.

7:56 PM  
Blogger Erudite Redneck said...

Investigators found just two words on the black box: "Uh oh."

8:15 PM  
Blogger Snow Mint said...

She grabbed the tinted spectacles from her bag and hid her colourless eyes.

8:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There ought to be a law against a blank page. - kangarara

8:22 PM  
Anonymous f. amy said...

She waited with anticipation, poised on the toilet, listening for the regular and comforting sounds of running water and a struggle with the paper towel dispenser, then the overwhelming relief of retreating footsteps followed by a door opening and shutting.

8:29 PM  
Anonymous Judy Kay said...

Leaning into the wind, her cape streaming behind her, she arched her painful back, and crept up the hill.

8:58 PM  
Blogger Pihoqahiaq said...

I realize, then, that he is not quite human.

9:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not sure what the lady in the store meant when she advised me to "take the blackberry, you won't regret it," but I knew then that I wasn't in New York anymore.

9:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She used to wear sunglasses on the back of her head in the dark moments on the field, right before the sun rose.

9:52 PM  
Blogger von said...

He took one last drag off of his cigarette as he looked out over the near empty, smoke filled bar.

10:05 PM  
Blogger julia said...

If I'd've been smarter then, I wouldn't be nearly as smart now, although I might have had more in the bank.

10:06 PM  
Anonymous curiousgirl said...

She tried it once,which was plenty.

10:30 PM  
Anonymous Maggie said...

The last time I was at my sister's, I vomited in her fish tank.

10:48 PM  
Anonymous spider said...

I've always contended parenting is too important to be left to amateurs.

10:53 PM  
Anonymous Ignotus said...

On August 3rd, 1978, Martin Hatchett was born with six fingers on his right hand and fifty years worth of slightly used memories.

10:58 PM  
Anonymous Tess said...

I hadn't always lived in the city, so I knew enough to take over some cookies when she moved in next door.

11:05 PM  
Blogger Adam said...

Naked, she wasn't at all what I expected.

12:04 AM  
Blogger Kristy said...

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12:12 AM  
Blogger feminista said...

He slowly began to realize that the awful truth of human/reptilian hybrids, dominating the planet by way of mind-controlling the masses, would both chain him and set him free.

12:14 AM  
Blogger ZombieKiller said...

The man in the front seat was talking about murder again.

12:40 AM  
Anonymous John Brownlee said...

Samarra Al-Masoud, smelling of simooms.

3:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Had I come all this way for this?

4:53 AM  
Anonymous tadpole said...

I hesitated for just a second before I pushed the teaspoon to the back of my throat.

4:56 AM  
Anonymous josefine said...

At my 21st birthday dinner my mother left early, went home, made herself a cup of tea and swallowed a packet of pills.

5:28 AM  
Anonymous dink said...

Sadly for Des, his pants split long before he did.

5:29 AM  
Blogger Rem870 said...

They had barely hit the water before the old man hollered, "Back!"

7:51 AM  
Anonymous Sam(antha) said...

It was Anne’s firm belief that most people did not escape the devil because they set their sights too low.

8:04 AM  
Anonymous Magikmama said...

The pain began in a slow, piercing burn, much like being slowly lobotomized with a white-hot ice pick.

8:20 AM  
Anonymous Dumuzi said...

There was loneliness and then there were soft lips on my face, there was rusty Autumn sunlight, the long, cold dark at the end of the year, and the death of God to consider: this is how I meet Persephone.

8:23 AM  
Anonymous Garnigal said...

Master Anselm reached forward and delicately touched the pendant hanging at Lia's throat.

8:27 AM  
Anonymous Canuckdoc said...

The curmudgeonly tourist blasphemed at the Colloseum, "What this country really needs is a good demolition company."

9:40 AM  
Blogger Ledasmom said...

I only saw my mother at night; after my father had abandoned me to my room and gone she came up the stairs silently, crept up beside my bed and held me against the terrors of those dark halls, and I laid my head close to her chest against the grave-clothes and dirt; though she is twenty years gone now, and I am a grown man, it is the smell of rot that slows my heart when it hammers in my chest, late at night when the candle has blown out in the wind.

9:41 AM  
Anonymous kimiarashi said...

"Is my irony killing you yet?"

10:06 AM  
Anonymous Amanda said...

Never in my life had I encountered such a cultured and politically correct group of whack jobs.

10:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I glanced around, wondering if anyone had seen me sideswipe the car on the dark street.

10:54 AM  
Blogger Sheena is a Punk Rocker said...

Watching people I had once fucked acting in bad TV commercials, I kept a weird psycho-sexual connection to Los Angeles.

11:02 AM  
Anonymous cdunlap said...

BANG! BANG! BANG! “Federal Agents from the Bureau of Prohibition” shouts the agent. “Open the door NOW or we WILL open it for you”.

I posted this originally in the wrong spot. That also gave me a chance to make a couple of changes :)

11:11 AM  
Blogger Mrs. Media Matters said...

How long might it be before the Newsprint becomes a fossil?

11:17 AM  
Blogger Persephone said...

The first thing my mother told me about him was this: he photographed his food, capturing every meal for posterity before consuming it.

11:21 AM  
Anonymous Dimitry said...

All she knew was: there was no need to blush.

11:34 AM  
Blogger a. said...

In the time that I knew him he broke seven hearts.

12:03 PM  
Blogger Roni said...

I thought I could plan my life out until she died.

12:19 PM  
Anonymous cmw said...

In that moment, she'd never felt so vulnerable.

12:40 PM  
Blogger johnnyville said...

Every human is conflicted.

1:15 PM  
Blogger KlevaBich said...

Ouch, that one really hurt.

1:30 PM  
Anonymous meghan said...

When I woke up, everything was back to normal, the way it was before.

1:40 PM  
Blogger Jodie said...

As the hated short bus slowed for her stop, Jeremy's cold nose jogged her elbow.

1:55 PM  
Anonymous talley said...

I used to think that the day I got shot was the worst day of my life.

2:08 PM  
Anonymous Jenny said...

While it might have been a coincidence that her new boyfriend's last three vacations had been to countries torn apart by armed insurrections, Shannon was beginning to suspect there was more to the story.

2:14 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

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2:46 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

"I was listening to you, darling," he said, winding the teatowel around his hands, "I just didn't hear."

2:52 PM  
Anonymous Travis Prinzi said...

As her husband's pipe smoke danced eerily across the quaint cottage bedroom, Rae had the vague feeling she was being watched from somewhere outside.

3:16 PM  
Anonymous wordmstr said...

Kelly McQuire appears to have it all.

3:44 PM  
Blogger flash63 said...

After engine failure, our plane crashed short of the runway scattering bodies and debris in all directions.

4:02 PM  
Blogger sarah the great and wise said...

He looked at me with eyes that held an almost believable innocence and said, “I had a accident.”

4:11 PM  
Blogger Tyler said...

He was sick.

5:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In my teenage and young adult years, mine were the parents everybody loved.

5:25 PM  
Blogger alg said...

What was I thinking.

5:27 PM  
Anonymous SJ said...

"Tell me a story!" Cat said.

5:35 PM  
Anonymous chameleon said...

It was an interview I would not soon forget.

5:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I had felt, on occasion, as though my actions were jeopardizing all I had built during the past 3 years
– her phone call confirmed how tenuous my position truly was.

CEC

5:40 PM  
Blogger Kelly said...

I always cave in to Andy.

7:52 PM  
Blogger beche-la-mer said...

Her bones had been gnawed dry; her skin felt like paper made translucent by rendered grease; fine grains of sand scratched her eyeballs every time she blinked.

7:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

She would, they wouldn't.

8:13 PM  
Anonymous Prufrocky said...

Ten months out of college and two years into what would become a fourteen year marriage, I was deeded the title of this book by a guy who had writing aspirations himself, but didn’t want the burden of a great title he wouldn’t do justice to.

8:54 PM  
Anonymous Schlomie said...

Victor did not vomit...at first

8:56 PM  
Blogger Sloan said...

"Twisted thoughts from a warped mind," he wrote on the manuscript before he put it away.

9:23 PM  
Blogger bitchphd said...

The first time I saw him, he was looking the other way.

9:55 PM  
Blogger birddog said...

He cringed as he watched the thick red dust settle on the paint of his ’57 Chevy.

11:36 PM  
Blogger twinkleness said...

The lemon was moldier than it had a right to be.

11:58 PM  
Anonymous nina said...

In Mexico I made it a rule to sleep with my students only after the midterm exams were graded.

12:13 AM  
Anonymous Mark said...

I'm not going to say I was a good new cadet and I'm not going to say I was a bad new cadet.

12:14 AM  
Blogger MSSunderstood said...

The burning in his face became to much to ignore and he rose slowly to a kneeling position next to the bed.

12:46 AM  
Blogger jackhazard said...

There were enemies as there always had been, but the might of Rome was still a match for them.

12:56 AM  
Blogger Mont D. said...

Mohamed Abdul Rahman Hamidya hated the fat white woman that ran his office like Allah (Salam Alechem) hated America.

1:15 AM  
Anonymous radius said...

Henry always felt dirty punching in his automated-teller machine passcode on those filthy, little keypads; he often felt that the only people left in the world still trading in cash were narcotics dealers, commercial sex workers, and himself.

3:05 AM  
Anonymous K54211 said...

She felt remorse, not for the act, but because he was driving too fast for her to tell whether she'd left a dent.

3:14 AM  
Blogger TP said...

Staring at that blank page I wondered if I would ever have anything else to say.

6:12 AM  
Anonymous cathy said...

In retrospect, things went awry long before she realized the woman the window seat was dead.

6:28 AM  
Anonymous Zuleme said...

Our mother wasn’t the kind you went looking for if she went missing.

6:53 AM  
Blogger AMom said...

"Just because he said he was a lawyer, you believed him--if he'd said he was the Duke of Minden would you have believed that?" Lucky asked.

7:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The appearance of sunlight in Susan's office was a daily reminder that the towers were no longer with us.

8:16 AM  
Anonymous davery said...

Fitness and nakedness isn't a bad combination, unless you're a large white guy.

8:22 AM  
Anonymous Daniel said...

Richard had a love-hate relationship with the smell of new mown grass; it reminded him of his father but that in turn led to other memories.

8:24 AM  
Anonymous Sean the Monkey Man said...

The sharp cramps and his gurgling stomach led Steve to an inevitable conclusion: sometime tonight, he'd be paid a visit by his old nemesis, diarrhea.

8:27 AM  
Blogger Kira said...

Uncle John rowed across the lake, and already Celia knew what he was coming to say.

8:34 AM  
Anonymous Bombtruck said...

As the World burned down around him, he shrugged and thought to himself "Well, it all had to end sometime..."

9:02 AM  
Anonymous Shelly said...

On the day after my mother’s 58th birthday, I returned the car I had driven for 8 years (to which she still held title), and never spoke to her again.

9:13 AM  
Blogger G. Brooke said...

He fought because I had taught him to fight, then he ran because I had taught him to run.

9:25 AM  
Blogger Southside Mark said...

She scraped her teeth with her fork on every bite.

10:12 AM  
Blogger jar said...

Meredith Daniels let out a sigh as she looked at the disaster that was unfolding on her classroom floor.

10:25 AM  
Blogger Loosely Twisted said...

Amarius stood silently in the darkened alleyway, the moon casting shadows
over the rooftops; illuminating stark silhouettes of boxes, papers, and debris
littering the area.

tm

10:50 AM  
Anonymous wmr said...

They say that things happen for a reason, but what they don't tell you is that sometimes it's a pretty piss-poor excuse for a reason.

11:10 AM  
Anonymous Tanner said...

She became my cellmate on Ash Wednesday, and by Pentecost it was clear: Rabbi Mara Grabina couldn’t control herself when it came to the minor prophets.

12:32 PM  
Blogger kitty said...

I heard you had committed suicide.

12:51 PM  
Blogger Teddy Salad said...

Somehow, things would never be the same ever since the Biscuit Salesman came to town.

1:25 PM  
Anonymous kevin said...

That morning, as he'd done every morning since the end of the world, Tod reached over and gently touched his new wife to make sure the angels hadn’t taken her in the night.

1:54 PM  
Blogger Beltane said...

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2:17 PM  
Blogger jules said...

"I wish this feeling would last forever."

2:18 PM  
Blogger Beltane said...

Faith knew she had to leave, she could not let them take her baby.

2:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Calling a phone number he knew had not worked in over thirty years, he still hoped she would answer.

2:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The low down halls were dark and dank, smelling of cows and chaos.

2:29 PM  
Anonymous Cam said...

I thought that instead of posting a first sentance I would list the sentences above that I enjoyed most.

She became my cellmate on Ash Wednesday, and by Pentecost it was clear: Rabbi Mara Grabina couldn’t control herself when it came to the minor prophets.

If I'd've been smarter then, I wouldn't be nearly as smart now, although I might have had more in the bank.

The lemon was moldier than it had a right to be.

I used to carry a purple crayon.

She knew that one day these children would kill her.

She tried it once,which was plenty.

The last time I was at my sister's, I vomited in her fish tank.

Never in my life had I encountered such a cultured and politically correct group of whack jobs.


Thank you all for sharing!

2:50 PM  
Anonymous Bombtruck said...

Even as the old warship jumped away from the onslaught, the commander knew this fight was far from over.

2:53 PM  
Anonymous prash said...

Alone, at a depth of 900 metres beneath the surface of the icy South China Sea, the engineer of the military submarine suddenly saw something on his radar screen that he didn't expect to see for at least the next three days: a pulsating dot, indicating he was not, after all, alone.

3:08 PM  
Blogger The Calvinator said...

This is my favorite so far:

"Richard had a love-hate relationship with the smell of new mown grass; it reminded him of his father but that in turn led to other memories."

4:51 PM  

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