So this whole meme thing is a bit of a puzzle to me. I mean, why do people do it? But hey, since I've been tagged I'll play along.
Here are the rules:
1. Pick up the nearest book (of at least 123 pages).
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people & post a comment here once you post it to your blog, so I can come see.
Tag You're It!
A Man With Bread
A's Mom tagged me, so Lettuce Be on Her Head if you are inadequately enlightened or entertained by what you are about to read. Here goes...
I'm a total Sci-Fi/Fantasy geek. There I said it. And while I'm confessing, I am passionate about children's books. At one time I aspired to write children's books. (Once I even sent off a manuscript. Complete with a query letter and everything. Never heard back.) J.K. Rowling gives me hope and renews my faith, so who knows? I still may get published one day.
Enough stalling -- here is my entry:
The Algolian let out a steam-whistle shriek of fury and lunged forward while Macduff, brandishing the cane like a rapier, danced pudgily backward, threatening even as he retreated.
"Come on, you overgrown shore dinner," cried Macduff valiantly. "We'll have it out now, humanoid to lobster!"
From The Last Mimzy Stories, originally published as The Best of Henry Kuttner
The above excerpt is from a story entitled "The Voice of the Lobster." I like it for a couple for reasons.
1. The title reminds me of the Jabberwocky poem "Tis the Voice of the Lobster"
2. Henry Kuttner's work as a whole has a sublime, timeless quality that eludes many writers, especially me! So not only is his work a great read, it is also a fine example to emulate.