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    Probably drinking coffee. ReadWriteRachel's Avatar
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    Share the last line you wrote!

    Mods, slap my wrists if this thread already exists here or belongs elsewhere.

    Shamelessly stealing this idea from a different thread! Share the last line you wrote in your novel. Did you end a chapter, or leave on a cliffhanger so you can jump right back in when you start writing again? Did you leave off in the middle of a sentence? Post below!
    "We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately."
    — Benjamin Franklin

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    Ooh, look! String! Kat M's Avatar
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    I left off when my alarm informed me I had to get my rear to work. (That's real life. The line is below.)

    Sean managed to push it all aside. He had to. Easter was coming, and Easter is as stressful as Christmas for a parish music director; perhaps more so.

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    I haven't been active here in some time... but now's good a time as any to get back in.
    This is literally the line I just wrote about 30 minutes ago:

    "Lightning flashed and Helt saw a ruin of blood and bone and flesh in his hand and upon the rocks."
    "Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on, or by imbeciles who really mean it."

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    “You may talk to me if you want, and I will give you advice. But gossip about Lord Ronic, no."
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    He lay down on his side and stared off into the distance.

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    “What if the killer’s someone who hangs with us?”
    You can fix anything but a blank page.--Bonnie Hearn Hill

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    Let’s go back before we get into trouble.

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    Was Zahra; lost profile - REBORN! zahra's Avatar
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    Nothing too exciting, but yes, in the middle of an exciting scene:

    Why was he hesitating, why didn't he open the door?

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    I told him if I wanted to look at something pitiful all day, I would've bought a bulldog.

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    Nothing matters as long as we're together.
    You can fix anything but a blank page.--Bonnie Hearn Hill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Just Jeremy View Post
    I told him if I wanted to look at something pitiful all day, I would've bought a bulldog.
    This just made my day! Here's mine:

    "She leaves her hair down, but--based on all the stares from strangers--her dirty blond locks are not enough to conceal the tale of violence bubbling up against her otherwise smooth skin."

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    She sighed as she observed the hostel across the road from her house, "But I am real!"

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    Leave the money in a paper sack near the red dumpster, or you'll never see Mr. Squigglepuss again!

    But, to be honest, that wasn't really for my current novel. More of a, uh, side project.

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    Just in the middle of a thing:

    She found him on the sidewalk, slipping into his navy pea coat.

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    WIP set 40,000 years ago:

    The elders spend all morning talking about the wolf people.

    WIP where the MC's a 15-year-old cloned Neandertal: (note: Neandertals had shorter childhoods than modern humans - this line's a bit boring in isolation, sorry!)

    He said “Carl is not a child, nor is he a Homo sapiens, so laws for Homo sapiens children are wholly inappropriate for him.”

    I'm also having a go at writing a STEM themed book for kids aged 8-11:

    It went down. It didn’t stop at G for ground floor. It went all the way down to B.
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    “Tell you later.” Elena flung the blouses back on the bed and snatched the laundry from Susan’s arms. “Thanks. Go away.”

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    “Well, what is it? What’s wrong with her?”
    Alice took a breath. “Cancer. And I want to cure her of it.”
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    From a bit of longhand fiddling around ...

    "Let's just say it wasn't your usual book club."

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    Eyes fastened on his prey, the big cat reaches out a heavy paw and swings his shoulder and leg in one continuous sweep.
    Last edited by ishtar'sgate; 04-05-2019 at 05:13 PM.

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    *I think I could love this thread. It's sort of weirdly evocative and hang-it-out-there, all at the same time.*

    He began to see how it might be possible to deal with Ned.

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    I was practically gliding over the sand by the time I heard truck engines.
    (YA Futuristic Urban Fantasy) The Door in My Hand = Beta-ing (round two)

    (Ya sci-fi: Creepy doll trope meets aliens) Puppet People= second draft

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    "Then her own shadow, stretched out on the floor by the lantern overhead, reached up and grabbed it out of the air."

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    "A monster happened."
    You can fix anything but a blank page.--Bonnie Hearn Hill

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    He sounds as if it’s the first time anyone’s suggested the idea to him.

    Thrilling stuff, I think we can all agree...

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    "The circumstances changed, the people changed, the worlds changed but the outcome remained the same: he was destined to see her die in front of his eyes."

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