This heah rattler was what greeted the fellas at the camp this weekend when they got in fer dinner...an' it doan have one thang to do wif this post, but Pure Florida had a scare wif' a big rattler an' his dawg, Bear, too--so I'se wonderin' if it ain't time to make us some snakeskin boots???
Now...onto the post
I'se over it.
Blogger done et mah side bar an' I cain't git it up again.
Tryin' to keep up wif' y'all techno whizzes, I put in the new blogger editor an' it were so much frustration I ain't got a hair left on mah haid. Mah Charleston post was truncated with a "read more" (which few did) link at the bottom of the first pic--plus the sidebar was missin'. When I figgered out how to go back to old blogger, the side bar was still missin'.
I'se over it. Besides, is y'all seen mah roses? They's the saddest stragglin', puny excuse fer a rose ya ever did see. Reckon' the staff gardener (thas' me) ain't hit a lick at them roses in a coon's age. Too much bloggin'. That doan even say nuthin' about the real writin' that ain't been writ.
On top of all that I was at Big Shamu's an' followed a link or two an' ended up on some woman's site whar she hawks her book about chocolate desserts from Paris
...an' I bought the dang thang! I cain't unnerstan why I did that. 28 bucks would buy a heap o' heritage seeds. Somethin' came over me--see? I has got to get off this bloggorama. Detrimental to decent livin'.
Wanna git past this whinin' an git to mah poll?
Ain't as practiced at it as the Troll of Polls, but here goes.
As ya might recall Aunty works out her neuroses by skulkin' around in bookstores reading first lines in novels. Ya' ought try it. When ya see how half the "bestsellers" on the "Just arrived" table open, I betcha' jes' slam 'em shut again. I'se been known to mumble out loud, " iffin' this is yore best opener, how bad is the rest of this 'bestseller' gonna be?"
Then go over to the table whar' bestsellers go to die--yep, the 3 fer $5 bucks pile of rejected books...prolly cause the first lines was so lame-o. Now read THOSE first lines. See the difference?
Anyhoo, here's mah poll on first lines.
Below are some opening sentences from several genres. Some is new best sellers, some is ole classics. Please choose (from 1-6 ) the opening line that makes you wanna read on, an say why that sentence grabbed ya'. In a day or so I'll put up the novels that go wif' the lines an' we'll all see what book you'll be readin'.
1. "Rausch," said the voice in Hollis Heny's cell, "Node," it said.
2. Midnight has become my favorite hour.
3. "Home to stay, Glory!" her father said, and her heart sank.
4. If you've never killed someone , you really can't imagine what it's like.
5. It was my father who called the city the Mansion on the River
6. A story has no beginning or end: arbitrarily one chooses that moment of experience from which to look back or from which to look ahead.
Thank all y'all fer yore responses.
Oh, an one more thang, has ya read a book recently that was highly touted, so ya' bought it an' was sorely disappointed? Whas' the worst new fiction youse read recently?