A blog in honor of Ernest Hemingway's continual search for the perfect sentence. I'll be writing one sentence a day in the pursuit of the one true sentence—the line that conveys an entire story within itself, without flourishes or sentimentality.
Wednesday, October 31, 2018
David woke suddenly but was unable to shout or even move as he helplessly stared into the vacant eyes of the thing that stood at the foot of his bed.
I groggily reached for my shoe, which was halfway under the bed, then tried to jerk my hand back when I brushed something—it had the feel of slimy rubber like a greasy wetsuit—that sucked and pulled me to the ground and toward the darkness below.
She was always garbed in the latest fashions, listening to the hottest hits and on top of the current celebrity gossip, yet Cindy still felt like she was missing something (which she hoped could be filled with just a bit more time on social media).
Bobby wished for nothing less than the subjugation of the human race by aliens since that meant he'd no longer have to listen to his parents' bitching about the terrible life choices he always seemed to make.
For the better part of his life Frank had believed that if you worked hard and were a good person you'd get ahead but eventually he realized it was the ruthless sociopaths of the world who came out on top and began acting accordingly.
I'm an artist and writer. I've published two non-fiction books,"Gilded Age Murder & Mayhem in the Berkshires," (2015) and "Hudson Valley Murder & Mayhem" (2017). I'm currently working on my third book, which is about Edgar Allan Poe and the crimes that inspired his work, due out in 2020 . I'm the co-founder of Fellow Well Met, an online shop specializing in vintage, handcrafted & fine men’s accessories, which launched in April 2016. Andrew Amelinckx