Writing challenge

Here’s a writing challenge from an interesting blog I discovered today called Booking through Thursday   

 

  • Pick up the nearest book. (I’m sure you must have one nearby.)
  • Turn to page 123.
  • What is the first sentence on the page?
  • The last sentence on the page?
  • Now . . . connect them together….
    (And no, you may not transcribe the entire page of the book–that’s cheating!)
    Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!

Here’s what I came up with. I am reading A Circle of Quiet, by Madeleine L’Engle, her first Crosswicks Journal which has some short sections. Page 123 encompasses the end and beginning of two sections so the topics are very different.

The haiku is one of the most popular forms of poetry today: what could be more structured? and ends with, “Thomas Mann wrote that if the German writers had, through their fiction, made richer promises than Hitler, it would have been Hitler, rather than the writers, who would have had to flee the country.”

“The haiku is one of the most popular forms of poetry today: what could be more structured? 
tinpot german god
stealer of body and soul
writers avenging the lie
Thomas Mann wrote that if the German writers had, through their fiction, made richer promises
than Hitler, it would have been Hitler, rather than the writers, who would have had to flee the country.”
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