All tagged Summer Vacation

First Lines, 01/20/18

First lines of the novel I was too ill to write today:

"Marina walked quickly down Poplar Lane toward her best friend's house, stopping every block or two to catch her breath and wipe the rain from her eyes.

The summer so far had been slow, bringing leisurely days and late nights laying under the stars — the two talking about boys who didn't know their names, concerts, and troubles at home. But Marina knew that this morning's news, now rippling through the quiet, Midwest town, would almost certainly change that…”

First Lines, 10/10/13

First lines of the novel I won't be writing today:

"He woke up with a migraine. Through razorblade eyes, he was nearly certain that the clock screamed 4:15. This had become his unwelcome routine; every morning, a little earlier. 

Today was the 3-month anniversary of her death, a detail he wouldn't come to notice until he reached for her across their empty bed…”