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From Seducing the Demon by Erica Jong
Even babies respond to the camera with gleeful exhibitionism.
I’ll close this on Sunday evening, so you have some time. If anybody reallly truly wants to take over the compilation, please speak up.
Tags: story machine
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.
“I’m as damp as I can be from dancing so much.”
The best of O’henry(The handbook of Hymen)
From City of Shadows / by Ariana Franklin:
”She looked around the chaos, helplessly. ‘I do not know-‘ ”
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.
“I’m glad you trusted me enough to confide in me.”
The Reluctant Rogue by Elizabeth Powell
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.
The Moor by Laurie R. King:
The pub was still for a good ten seconds when they had finished.
NORTH AND SOUTH By Elizabeth Gaskell
If Mr. Thornton would but say something to them — let them hear his voice only —
She could see tiny figures riding the updrafts they created, swirling above them.
China Mieville, Perdido Street Station
Eliot Pattison, Der fremde Tibeter (English: The Skull Mantra)
“Rache entspricht nicht der buddhistischen Lehre.”
“Scott wasn’t convinced.” Lisa Jackson, Deep Freeze
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.
“Her arm curved to the floor, her fingers inches from Ron.”
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling
“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
Steven Herrick: “The River”
and care to remember.
Tea provided the basis for the widening of European trade with the East.
Tom Standage, A History of the World in 6 Glasses.
“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.
From Medicus by Ruth Downie
Ruso retrieved a bean that had rolled toward his feet.