Today’s KIOS Blog-A-Thon prompt is: Grab the third book in on your top shelf of books. Share the first sentence.
The actual third book on the top book shelf belongs to my boyfriend. So I decided to add both his book, and my third book on the top bookshelf. My third book is Woman Hollering Creek, by Sandra Cisneros. My boyfriend’s book is Surfer Magazine’s Guide to Northern and Central California’s Surf Spots.
“Lucy Anguiano, Texas girl who smells like corn, like Frito Bandito chips, like tortillas, something like that warm smell of nixtamal or bread the way her head smells when she’s leaning close to you over a paper cut-out doll or on the porch when we are squatting over marbles trading this pretty crystal that leaves a blue star on your hand for that giant cat-eye with a grasshopper green spiral in the center like the juice of bugs on the windshield when you drive to the border, like the yellow blood of butterflies.”
Yes, that was one sentence and I now realize why I am so good at run-on sentences.
“The “e” is silent in Del Norte, but the surf sounds loudly up here in the and of ice and snow.”
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