The shoes didn't fit. It was an omen.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Three Sentences: Some of My Favorites


Today I’ve posted three sentences from this novel. Currently, I’m working on the time lapses and a few plot holes. It’s coming along nicely.

These three sentences reflect Lila’s wedding day, from her mother’s insistence to ill-fitting bridal shoes to hesitating at the altar.


“Do you want your future husband to find out that you’re certifiably nuts before the ink is dry?” (Lila and her mother are having an argument in the bridal room before the wedding.)

Miss Koch leaned into the aisle.“You should never buy shoes that don’t fit properly.” (Miss Koch is the dead church spinster but still smells like bug-spray. She showed up for the wedding.)


“I thee hiccup hiccup.” My fingers holding the ring jolted back and it dropped to the carpet. (Lila hesitates anyway she can before she says “I do”.)


  1. I like those as well. Have a great week!

  2. Thanks, Jen. You have great week, too. And, I won't accidently delete your chapters out of my files again. I'll have them done by Sunday.

  3. The dead church lady sounds intriguing. :)

  4. @ Eve: She came to the wedding. It was someone Lila new when she was a little girl that attended the particular church she attended.

  5. @Norma: I have more favorites but am in the throws of major edits. Just heard from my editor the other day over another scene. But, I say its up for debate.


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