Patty sat out back and quietly played her guitar. By the third time through Brahms’ “Lullabye,” the baby next door went to sleep.
Writing is hard work, not magic. It begins with deciding why you are writing and whom you are writing for. What is your intent? What do you want the reader to get out of it? …
overpass – woman in bikini on her porch below
“What’s with the flag?” “People keep throwing mud on it, so I have to wash it,” he said, gesturing toward the pink Stars and Bars.
Becoming a writer to be a brand name is like doing law solely to prepare for your selection to the supreme court. – Justine Larbalestier
fair crowd – future therapy dog sticks close to trainer
“I’m sorry, Mother,” he whispered, “but if I don’t they’ll know I’m a Jew.” Hans closed the door to the gas chamber behind her.
Write what should not be forgotten. – Isabel Allende
state fair tradition – young women in short shorts and cowboy boots
“Truth or dare, Mike?” “Truth.” “What’s the worse thing you’ve done?” “Hid my sister’s EpiPen so she would die of a food allergy.”