Saturday, March 15, 2008

Meme time

Michael Southard, editor of the popular online fantasy magazine Tower of Light, tagged me with this meme.

1. Grab the nearest book of 123 pages or more.
2. Open to page 123.
3. Find the first five sentences and write them down.
4. Invite five friends to do the same.

I chose Chris Stevenson's Once Upon a Goddess.

"Mason went to his bungalow and found Augustus and Felicity seated on the edge of the bed, engrossed with a wrestling Smack Down event. The volume had been turned up unusually high and when Mason glanced around he saw that the furniture had been upended,m and the pillows and bedspread had been flung about. A decorative planter had broken and lay on the floor along with a spray of fertilizer and shards. Augustus had a sleeve missing from his shirt. He and Felicity looked winded."

Okay, I'll tag ... well, Chris.


Michael said...

Good post, Jim! Thanks for joining in, and thanks for the plug on ToL, too. I'm not sure just how popular it is now, but I'm betting plugs like this will surely help!

Jim Melvin said...

If it isn't popular, then it damn well should be. It's as good as anything out there.

Michael said...

LOL. Thanks, Jim!

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