October 9, 2016 by Petrea
Sunday Sentence, 1
@ImDavidAbrams curates a list on Twitter called #SundaySentence. Today I’m posting my first one:
“When I was a teenager, I thought every kid spent sweaty summer afternoons in their bedrooms, daydreaming of cutting their mother up into little pieces and mailing them to parts unknown.”
—That’s from Alice Sebold’s novel, The Almost Moon. The characters and plot are wild and unexpected, and I’m enjoying it immensely. I took a picture of the page because the sentence is longer than 140 characters.
I also have a favorite nonfiction sentence this week (so much good stuff to choose from!):
“Still, it might come as a shock to some cat owners that the International Union for Conservation of Nature ranks house cats as one of the world’s 100 worst invasive species, making them an unusually glamorous addition to the icky litany of advancing fungi, mollusks, shrubs and other unwelcome beings.”
—That one’s from A Plague of House Cats by Abigail Tucker, an article in this month’s Smithsonian Magazine. “Icky litany.” You can’t beat it.
The photo above is of my friend’s cat Teddy, preening to pose for his photo shoot with an early edition of Camelot & Vine.