Literary Quote of the Month

“For poems are not, as people think, simply emotions (one has emotions early enough)—they are experiences,” … Rilke, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge.

Friday, April 8, 2011

First Lines...


"The body was blue.
Not merely wearing blue, he was blue -- and not the blue pallor of death. He was sapphire from head to toe, a deep shade of mood indigo."

Shot Through Velvet by Ellen Byerrum,
part of her Crime of Fashion Mystery series

5 comments:

carolsnotebook said...

Well, that's interesting. Why's he blue? And is he dead?

Kathy said...

I began a "meme" which I call First Line Friday. I actually posted late Thursday night...cheating, I know :D
http://bagsbooksandbonjovi.blogspot.com/2011/04/finally-first-line-friday.html

Suzanne said...

Oh Carol, doesn't that first line make you want to turn that first page! I'll let you know when I finish it! Until then, you can find the first chapter here:

http://www.ellenbyerrum.com/eb_website_april_4_2011_004.htm

Suzanne said...

Hi Kathy!
Don't you just love first lines! Thanks for leaving your link! I hopped right over there to pay you a visit and check out your "first line" selection! And it was a great first line!

Darlene said...

Great lines and I love that cover!

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