Tuesday, July 12, 2011
First Chapter -- First Paragraph -- Tuesday Intros
Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea has started a fun new meme, First Chapter, First Paragraph, Tuesday Intros. Below is the first paragraph/chapter of As Husbands Go by Susan Isaacs:
Who knew? It seemed a perfectly nice night. True, outside of the house, the wind was whoo-whooing like sound effects from a low budget horror movie. The cold was so vicious that a little past seven, a branch of the great white spruce on the front lawn that had been creaking all afternoon suddenly screamed in pain. Then a brutal CRAAACK, and it crashed to the frozen ground.
But inside our red brick Georgian in the picturesque Long Island town of Shorehaven all was warmth. I went from one bedroom to another to kiss the boys good night. Despite the sickly yellow gleam of the SpongeBob Square pants night-light in his bedroom, Mason, the third-born of our triplets, glowed pure gold. I stroked his forehead. "Happy dreams, my sweetie." He was already half asleep, thumb in mouth, but his four other fingers flapped me a good night.