Sunday, June 26, 2011

Five Favorite Lines

I've been asked to participate in a blog fest where we put down five favorite lines from a work in progress. Here are five lines from Cold River, my new book that's coming out this fall.


Sherry closed her eyes and let the music flow through her fingers, not from the memory of a printed page, but from somewhere deep inside. She played night sounds and loneliness, leaden skies and dark-haired strangers; she played far-away, starry, desert nights and someone whispering Cheri in her ear.

As she played, just after the bridge, something under the muted rhythm began to swell, and she was swept along in a cascade of tones that became an elegant, soaring counterpoint. She glanced for the first time at Rael. He sat in the dim corner with Jake's guitar in his lap, and as the melody sprang from his fingers, all moody passion and smoldering intensity, it ripped the scab off her heart. Tears beaded up on Sherry's lashes as they played through another chorus, and she felt inexplicably tied to this surprising man because she could hear through his music that love was a raggedly painful subject for him, too.


If you want to read other 5-line selections, go to Jolene's blog at http://www.jolenesbeenwriting.blogspot.com/

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7 comments:

Kayeleen Hamblin said...

Love the first paragraph, especially. Night sounds and loneliness, leaden skies and dark-haired strangers. I wonder what that sounds like, but it sure creates a feeling for me.

Beautiful.

Liz Adair said...

Thanks, Kayeleen. I wondered if I should post dialogue, but that's been my favorite paragraph in the book so I went with it.

Trisha said...

Powerful stuff!! I know well the power of music, so I loved this :)

Liz Adair said...

Thanks, Tricia! I agree, music is the universal language.

Kaylee Baldwin said...

Beautiful, Liz. It was such a melodic passage and set the perfect melancholic tone. Can't wait to read more.

Valerie Ipson said...

Beautiful!

Anna Maria Junus said...

Wow, those lines sound great. Great imagery. I've become a follower.