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Weekend Challenge: Book Quotes/Words

I am so sorry I'm late, everyone! I had everyone else stepping up at their turn without reminders, which is so fantastic while things are nuts at my end (thanks everyone!), and then I just about forget my own turn!

Anyway, now I am here at last, let's get on with things! As I'm a little bit on the hop, how about a book challenge! I haven't started reading them yet, but someone has just loaned me the Hugh Howey trilogy of Wool (3-564), Shift (5-565), and Dust (5-401) so ask for one of the three titles and a page number (from the numbers after each title in brackets above), and I will give you your choice of three words from that page or a quote.

Use the words or quote in a creation of at least 300 words by midnight Sunday your own time and I'll reward you by adding 100 words to one of my own (sadly untouched for some weeks) WIPs!

Come on down and create! 😊


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May. 20th, 2017 02:07 am (UTC)
Hey! I'll take a shot at #23 from 'Shift'!
May. 20th, 2017 02:19 am (UTC)

Ok! As this is the end of a chapter and only has three and a half lines I'll go with a quote and forgo the words as it's a reasonable quote: He needed to be alone, didn't want anyone around him this time, didn't want sympathetic hands comforting him while he cried.

Good luck with it! And feel free to ask for another if that one isn't working for you!

Edited at 2017-05-20 02:22 am (UTC)
May. 20th, 2017 02:35 am (UTC)
Ah, that's sad and lovely. Thanks- it brings something to mind, for sure. Now to see if I can write it.
May. 20th, 2017 02:47 am (UTC)
It's all good - life gets crazy sometimes!

How about 392 from Wool?
May. 20th, 2017 04:03 am (UTC)

Ok & thanks! Here you go:

Words:violence, crowded, computer.

Quote: He wasn't sure how long he'd been sitting like that, dreaming of a different time and place

Good luck! Hopefully something inspires you from those!

Edited at 2017-05-20 04:07 am (UTC)
May. 20th, 2017 04:31 am (UTC)
It's all good, RL has to come first.

I'll take 13 from Dust.
May. 20th, 2017 06:01 am (UTC)

Sure thing and thanks! Here you go:

Words: flashlight, gossamer, gaping

Quote: Shining the light from her boots to the dim ceiling high above, she surveyed the hulking wall of machinery before her.

Hope you can work with something there!

May. 20th, 2017 08:15 am (UTC)
Can I have three words from one of each please? Pages 412, 287 and 216. Please and thank you!
May. 20th, 2017 08:37 am (UTC)
Of course!

Wool, pg 412: accomplishments, smile, difference

Shift, pg 287: dreaming, reason, insurance

Dust, pg 217 (216 has no words): listened, conversation, silence

I hope they inspire! ;-)

May. 21st, 2017 08:13 pm (UTC)
Ahem... They did!

Wool, pg 412: accomplishments, smile, difference
Star Trek The Next Generation, Deanna/Geordi, 1030 words

Shift, pg 287: dreaming, reason, insurance
The Flash, Joe/Caitlin, 635 words

Dust, pg 217 (216 has no words): listened, conversation, silence
The Flash, Joe/Caitlin, 591 words
May. 20th, 2017 10:02 am (UTC)
Shift 36 please!
May. 20th, 2017 10:41 am (UTC)

Words: Thermos, question, follow

Quote: Your job is to make sure nothing goes wrong

I hope something leaps out at you from those! ;-)
May. 20th, 2017 04:23 pm (UTC)
Wool 172, Shift 471, and Dust 386, please!
May. 20th, 2017 08:42 pm (UTC)


Wool, words (from 173 as 172 has no words):flying, urgency, arrangement

Quote: She cursed this decision as she considered the long slog back up.

Shift, words: different, imagination, insane

Quote:He knew he needed to get out

Dust, words: pit, climbed, solid

Quote: She lay on her back while the dust peppered her suit and the wind screamed against her visor

Hope there's something there that works for you!

Edited at 2017-05-20 08:50 pm (UTC)
May. 21st, 2017 09:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much! These were great :D I went with the second set

Title: It's not to late to leave your burdens behind (1000 words)
Fandom: Batman: Arkham Knight
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Character/Pairings: Jason Todd, Harley Quinn
Content Notes: Pre-Canon, Implied/Referenced Torture, Death Wish, Pain, Loyalty, Captivity
Series: Part 3 of A Fool's Legacy
Summary: He wishes they'd kill him already, but the clown has made it clear his objective for him is a different one. It does not include death.
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