First Lines, 01/22/18
First lines of the novel I was unable to write today:
“She sat beside him, wondering why places seemed so much lovelier when one was alone. He navigated the narrow canyon's hairpin turns expertly, hugging the center line and wasting no time gazing at the mountain scenery.
She was wishing she was at the wheel. She'd drive much slower, watch for wildlife, stare across that canyon and stop to take pictures for her Instagram followers.
It was becoming clear — this weekend, whatever it was to become, would be played by his rules. The thought made her cringe.
But she hadn't yet realized how much control she had already given him."
— Damien Willis
January 22, 2018