Thursday, April 10, 2008

Booking Through Thursday - Writing Challenge

Pick up the nearest book. (I’m sure you must have one nearby.)
Turn to page 123.
What is the first sentence on the page?
The last sentence on the page?
Now . . . connect them together….(And no, you may not transcribe the entire page of the book–that’s cheating!)

Lee Scoresby sensed that the little community was glad to have a visitor, if only because he introduced a change of conversation. However, this visitor also introduced a mystery. He seemed to arrive as if by magic and knew much about the university and the work that went on there. Many wondered how he could be so well-versed in their obscure branch of theoretical psychorobotic physics when he had never before visited or corresponded with any of the scientists in residence. Dr. Zorbotsky cornered Lee and said, "I mean, no one had known him as a student or seen any of his previous work...."

- first and last sentences from The Subtle Knife, by Philip Pullman, and graciously loaned out by Young Man while he completed his homework.

Oooo! How fun! I really do look forward to Thursdays.

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