Each sentence was enough to evoke a clear image in my mind, or a feeling or memory. I'm always amazed how powerful words can be when put into the correct context.
And just to make this fun for me (and hopefully, you, too!), I'm not going to tell you from which of my books the verses came from. Let's see if you can remember them.
The dawn bloomed in a lemon sky.
Because when a man comes at me armed wi’ a teacup, I would hae to say that is drunk.
The moon rose large and full, much like Susan’s uterus.
Cat attempted to ask some questions, but in the gale, the wind sucked the words from her mouth and blew them across town.
The moon rose brightly in the star-filled sky, a lazy, lopsided oval as if a drunkard drew it.
Gulls drifted overhead as though tethered, gracefully and effortlessly floating on the breeze.
He let out a high-pitched scream that made everyone in the room, including Gregor, jump out of their seats uttering profanities or prayers or nonsensical mumbles of terror.
The wind whipped at her long hair and filled her cloak, making it into a sail of its own.
Ye came in to fetch me and when I saw ye, I couldna move. Yer eyes trapped me in their green garden.
She poured some lavender oil into the water and the smell of it floated on the air like music.
All the public wanted was a distraction, the utterance of the obscene to titillate the senses, the fantasy of the taboo.
A NOT-SO-JOLLY ROGER
And for chapter titles …
THE REST IS SILENCE
THE PAST RETURNS LIKE A BAD PENNY
A DOG, A LOBSTER, AND AN INDIAN WALK INTO A CABIN
DEATH RIDES A PALE HORSE
I'd love to hear what your favorites were. Let me know.