Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New Creations Blogfest

Summer over at My Inner Fairy is hosting the New Creations Blogfest today in celebration of her birthday.

Happy Birthday, Summer! *waves*

I wasn't initially planning on participating in this blogfest, but then I thought, what the heck, why not?

Here are the rules: Post your favorite last line from something you wrote last year, then post a brand new first sentence for something new you're working on. Easy peasy, right?

So here are mine:

1) The last sentence of my flash fiction piece, "Artist Statement."

Here on the canvas she’s immortal, her heartbeat captured forever in art, and I use the same blade that freed her, still warmed by her blood, to etch the truth of it in the now congealing medium: “art is life and life is art.”

2) The first sentence of the rewrite I'm working on for my paranormal romance novel, Faerie Fate:

Holly Reed slept curled in a tiny bundle, reminiscent of the fetus she'd been only a week before, unaware of the two women who stood over her, watching.

And there you have it! Hope you have a great birthday, Summer. And everyone else, go read the rest of the entries in the blogfest. You'll be sorry if you don't!


Summer Ross said...

Oh wonderful- Your ending sentence holds so much power! Your first sentence lends a great deal to imagination. good luck on your rewrites and thank you Fairy much for the birthday wishes and Participating!

February Grace said...

Whoa...that first one. Whoa...

It's difficult to render me speechless- that did! Brilliant!


Sarah said...

I really like the new one. It draws me in and gives me an idea of the world in very few words. Nicely done!

Krista said...

That last sentence is haunting. I love your new one. It definitely makes me want to stick around and see what happens next.

Francine Howarth said...


1) Wow! Absolutely stunning sentence: perfected imagery in "art is life and life is art".

2) Love the title: Intriguing opening and sense of foreboding here, or maybe that's just me. ;)


Donna Hole said...

Wow, that ending sentence sure packs a lot of story intrigue.

The new beginning is so sweet :)


Margo Benson said...

Oh my! That closing sentence is awesome, sinister and intriguing. I love the opening one and really want to read more.

Ellie said...

Both sentences are great. The last line creepy and haunting, which I love. The new line has me intrigued!

Old Kitty said...


I just came over from Summer's blogfest!

Your last sentence is so powerful!! Wow!

Your first sentence is brilliant!! I'd love to read more!

take care

Elaine AM Smith said...

Hi Mara
I loved your ending - scary strong. I'd end before the quote - nothing ends an novel better than "etched the truth of it in the now congealing medium."

The opening was harder for me - you can take more time to tell the reader the details
Holly Reed slept, unaware of the two women who stood over her.

gideon 86 said...


I don't know what to say. Everyone else has said it for me.

Graphically beautiful is what comes to mind for your ending line.

Your opener is Eerily intriguing.


Tessa Conte said...

oooh great last sentence! And I love the new first line for Faerie Fate, too. I got your mail, am in the middle of reading it now.... ; )

Elena Solodow said...

wow. Both sentences really show that we're in a world purely your own. Very unique. Nice job!

Katrina L. Lantz said...

Ooh, creepy last sentence! I really liked your first sentence, as I'm a sucker for faerie stories. I'll look forward to seeing what other tidbits you post from that.

Happy January!

Wendy Tyler Ryan said...

Okay, you just tied for first place with February Grace. Love it.