Primus: They're doing the “stump people with the first lines of your books” game over at tor.com and I thought I'd repost my entry here, what with the probably massively non-overlapping readership and what not:
- I suppose that if I were going to blame our involvement on anyone (which I see no reason to do), I would be compelled to say that it was all Aunt Charlotte's fault.
- The dragons came at dawn, flying low and in formation, their jets so thunderous they shook the ground like the great throbbing heartbeat of the world.
- She was made after the time of ribs and mud. By papal decree there were to be no more people born of the ground or from the marrow of bones.
- Lest details be mistaken for clues, note that Mr. Charles Unwin, lifetime resident of this city, rode his bicycle to work every day, even when it was raining. [Jedidiah Berry, The Manual of Detection — guessed by xorphus]
Secundus: This is an actual article for sale not that far from where I live. I'm not sure whether it is more offensive to vampires or to occultists.