Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Some first sentences

Well, all the cool kids are doing it. Without further ado, the first sentences of five works-in-progress:
  • The morning Robbie left for Etchton, two sea-blue sparrows fell from the sky, landing as hard as rocks on our front lawn. (from "The Two Birds")
  • "I’m a star destroyer," Tommy whispered to the kid next to him scraping a plastic shovel down across a heap of sparkling sand. (from "Magus Again")
  • Greg's summer bonfire, despite the rumors of our generation, received a small turnout, all of whom were connected to one another by nothing other than hemp jewelry and owed hits. (from "Firefoot")
  • Yellow moonlight washed the Seventh Steppe Tavern in a pale skin, but only enough so to keep the firewolves at bay. (from "Casmarr and the Night Deeds")
  • We knew something was wrong when our dogs started throwing up rocks. (from "The Moment I Met Them")

3 comments:

Rick Novy said...

All five are good. I especially like the first one. I linked if you want to see mine.

Mary Robinette Kowal said...

Ooo! I want to read "The Moment I Met Them"

Paul Abbamondi said...

Thanks, Rick! I'll check yours out as well.

Mary: Yet another story of mine involving throw up. Well, this one also has cellulite aliens and stick creatures. :P