Don't you just want to eat some words up?
Kim Karras from Confessions of a Bibliophile writes some of the yummiest stuff that I have read for a long time (might have something to do with my current diet of Goosebumps.) I LOVE her writing!
So when Jolene created a blogfest where we pick five lines from our current WIP that we love I immediately thought about Kim and her WIP. With her permission I want to share some of my favorites.
The children had scattered like jacks the moment she and Ms. Jackson had ushered them outside.
She had made a tent of her nightgown by pulling it over her knees and tucking the hem under her toes. The pony printed across the front of the gown was stretched so taut it was about to be drawn and quartered.
She closed her eyes and with a sincerity bordering on ferocity made her wish.
She couldn’t have conceived of the fact that the face she had gazed on since birth was finite, just as she couldn’t have imagined that time, that proceeded before her in a lazy, prodigal way, was finite, that its quality would alter as she aged, that it would quicken and accelerate and, eventually, run out altogether.
In all the world, there was nothing more serene than the face of a sleeping child.
Don't you just love her already? And you don't even know what the story is about yet.
Kim to me is like a painter. She paints beautiful pictures with words and one day her work will be appreciated as art in the truest sense. If that day is tomorrow or after she passes, I don't know. But I do know that she is creating something she should be proud of. She has a gift.
P.S. Kim, I'm not predicting your demise or bad fortune in the publishing industry. I'm just making a point.