Monday, June 30, 2008

Favorite Firsts of June

Here are some of my favorite first lines in the month of June. It was in some ways an incredible month.

On the morning of the best day of her life, Maud Flynn was locked in the outhouse, singing "The Battle Hymn of the Rupublic."

I shoulda listened to my brother. Right follows Zach like a shadow, but wrong wears me like a skin.

When my brother Fish turned thirteen, we moved to the deepest part of inland because of the hurricane and, of course, the fact that he'd caused it.

I used to be someone. Someone named Jenna Fox. That's what they tell me. But I am more than a name. More than they tell me. More than the facts and statistics they fill me with. More than the video clips they make me watch. More. But I'm not sure what.

Death disturbed the night.

There is nothing lonelier than a cat who has been loved, at least for a while, and then abandoned on the side of the road. A small calico cat. Her family, the one she lived with, has left her in this old and forgotten forest, this forest where the rain is soaking into her soft fur.

© Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews


Barbara O'Connor said...

I love that last one, too. Doesn't it just break your heart? How could you not keep reading that book!

Unknown said...

Wow - I can't believe I recognized some of those lines! Aurelia, The Floating Circus and A Drowned Maiden's Hair. Great job!

Unknown said...

I don't even like cats, but that last one got to me! I've got to put Drowned Maiden's Hair on my TBR. This is a great idea for a post, I might steal it some day!