Favorite Line Fridays (On Wednesday!!!)

"Regina had torn down the old house with its tin roof and charming porch and built--well, Lillian didn't really know what it was. The outside was pink, the color of that horrible medicine. It had king-sized double doors, Mediterranean arches, and dozens and dozens of lights. They came on like clockwork every night, the glare blinding. She'd often thought it was a wonder they couldn't see that house lit up clear to Charleston." #deadlycharm #southernfiction #mystery #suspense #SinCnational #LethalLadiesCVA #SinCCentralVA #shortstories #anthology

Favorite Line Fridays

"The fault, dear Brutus, is not in the stars, but in our ourselves." and, of course, "Beware the Ides of March." William Shakespeare, JULIUS CAESAR. It's possible that this play spawned one of the earliest and most famous of superstitions and "bad luck" days. I don't personally consider it on par with Friday the 13th, …

Favorite Line Fridays

"Sometimes you need to scorch things to the ground and start over. After the burning, the soil is richer, and new things can grow. People are like that, too. They start over. They find a way."  Celeste Ng, LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE Resilience. In big ways and small. It's in our nature. It's part of our …

Favorite Line Fridays

"Nothing behind me, everything ahead of me, as is ever so on the road." Jack Kerouac, ON THE ROAD. Famous for his excesses, Kerouac  wrote one of the great classics of modern day literary fiction. As an interesting side note, the film version wasn't made until 2012 and featured an ensemble cast. It was made …

Favorite Line Fridays

"'I was born with the devil in me,' (Holmes) wrote. 'I could not help the fact that I was a murderer, no more than the poet can help the inspiration to sing.'" Erik Larson, THE DEVIL IN THE WHITE CITY. Haunting. Fascinating. Terrifying. All of the above, but is it true? As an author of …

Favorite Line Fridays

"It's an age-old story: woman meets man, man woos woman, woman spends her best years believing their love is the everlasting kind. The pair watches with teary eyes as their progeny take flight from their suburban nest, knowing they'll return in times of crisis or when their laundry needs to be washed and folded. Woman embraces …