Monday, April 14, 2008

BTT: Writing Challenge

(From 10 April 2008): Pick up the nearest book. Turn to page 123. What is the first sentence on the page? The last sentence on the page? Now . . . connect them together….
Another cope was of green velvet, embroidered with heart-shaped groups of acanthus-leaves, from which spread long-stemmed white blossoms, the details of which were picked out with silver thread and coloured crystals.
After a few years he could not endure to be long out of England, and gave up the villa that he had shared at Trouville with Lord Henry, as well as the little white walled-in house at Algiers where they had more than once spent the winter.

Trust me to pick the two longest sentences out there! I think I'm supposed to write something of my own in between to connect them, but I really can't be bothered.


white rabbit said...

Okay here goes...

Journeyman tailor and prominent member of the Chartist movement, Cuffay was born in Chatham, Kent.


Cugoano converted to Christianity and took the name John Stewart.


Anonymous said...

"... Kicked out, probably..."

"... As you say, he was not an important man..."

The dot's are there because both the sentences come in the middle of a piece of dialogue. From Exit Strategy by Kelley Armstrong, which I'm very much enjoying right now. :)

Strangely, the two sentences seem to make some kid of sense when put together!