18 Replies to “Community Story Machine No. 2”

  1. The Boleyn Inheritance, Philippa Gregory

    It really is a tremendous palace, of beautiful scarlet brick, the most expensive of all building materials, with arches and quoins of shining white stone.

  2. From City of Shadows / by Ariana Franklin:

    ”She looked around the chaos, helplessly. ‘I do not know-‘ ”

  3. From Grim Tuesday by Garth Nix

    Arthur saw a red glow suddenly flare n he corner at the end of the table and stopped as he saw it came from a pipe in the mouth of a man who was sitting there.

  4. Eight Cousins by Louisa May Alcott

    “It is getting dark,and I must go, or mamma will be alarmed,” said Annabel rising in sudden haste, though she hoped to be asked to remain to the nut-party.

  5. She could see tiny figures riding the updrafts they created, swirling above them.

    China Mieville, Perdido Street Station

  6. Eliot Pattison, Der fremde Tibeter (English: The Skull Mantra)

    “Rache entspricht nicht der buddhistischen Lehre.”

  7. From First Pass Under Heaven by Nathan Hoturoa Gray:

    What were these builders thinking 2,000 years ago?

    Also, am happy to compile – will be Monday my time. if that’s ok.

  8. “Her arm curved to the floor, her fingers inches from Ron.”

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling

  9. “And what’s more, if you don’t come back right away, I’ll tell them you did it.”

    Her Royal Spyness by Rhys Bowen

  10. “He’d caught himself editing the author’s prose — correcting an inaccurate reference and rewording the characters’ dialog — but that wasn’t it.”

    Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits, Laila Lalami.

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