Okay, so the story isn’t done. And it’s crap. But I won! Woooo! Today, that’s all that matters.
Now, back to my tax outline (woo).
First word: Students
Last word: belonged
Random sentence: Before he was halfway down the red carpet, he was swarmed by the crowd, congratulating him, patting him on the back, saying how proud they were of him.
First word: Grandchildren?
Last word: reality
Random sentence: His frustration at not being able to read faster was tempered by not wanting to reach the end of the story.
First word: The
Last word: leave
Random sentence: His dad went into the kitchen and brought out two beers, handed him one, clinked the long necks together. “Happy birthday, boy.”
First word: After
Last word: cute
Random sentence: She said, “Nice room,” but she wasn’t really looking, she was tugging his shirt over his head.
First word: He
Last word: buildings
Random sentence: Etiquette may have gone out of style for most of the planet, but Laura Elliott, nee Mahone, still subscribed to it.
Cracked 40K! After the slog that was 35-40K, I finally feel like this is doable.
First word: neither
Last word: listen
Random sentence: Then, he stopped, and over his shoulder, as if it was an afterthought, when clearly it wasn’t, clearly it was the whole point of this encounter, he said, “Hey, Gabriel wanted to know if your sister’s okay.”
One week to go!
First word: That
Last word: yes
Random sentence: “I thought you were gone. When you didn’t answer, I thought it had happened again…”
First word: Laura
Last word: revealed
Random sentence: She went over to the low bookshelf that ran along the wall under her window, and plucked off a fat, beat-up paperback, the kind you find in used bookstores, with a broken spine, waterlogged cover, and yellowing pages.
First word: He
Last word: lady
Random sentence: Behind her, Mahone looked on with the smug expression of a sibling who knows everyone else is up shit creek, except for her.