I do not know this old woman in the mirror. I do not know these lined eyes and clipped lips. For I am dandelions wild in the drive. I am sundown's woesome howl. I am the wicked girl stealing stop signs by twilight with boys trailing like besotted dogs in her wake.
"Gran?" I leaned over and cupped her cheek.
Her eyes opened a crack & she gave me a wan smile. "Say your goodbye, then."
"I don't want to." I swallowed hard against the thickness in my throat. "I'll miss you too much."
"I'm tired, bug," she whispered. "Dog tired."
“You know they say old #dogs can’t learn new tricks, but you know me, I have my ways. Why don’t you think of tonight like this Babe: My Body Is Your #Bistro.
I know you’re ravenous~so use your hands~lick your fingertips. Be a good boy & enjoy my array.”
#vss365 #vss365a #1linewed https://t.co/idiObbIKVa
"I'm a doctor. Nothing you say will..."
"Dead things cling to me like a bridge jumper with second thoughts. At a bistro, a dead girl begged me to order her cheese fries, then a dog brought me his own spine to play fetch."
"....Well that's our time."
#TalesNoir #vss365 #1linewed https://t.co/7aGKvJ2IVU
Time thickened in the pre-dawn hours before the battle, passing so slowly Harry felt night would never end. His camp lay motionless beneath a blanket of clouds, the anticipatory silence broken only by a dog snuffling around the dampened fires in search of food.
Give it to me! You don’t get it. He & Gus were coming to meet me at our favorite outdoor #bistro because I had to stay late at work. That’s Gus’ leash & collar. They were on the bus that the suicide bomber got on. They’re...give me my puppy’s collar!
#TrueStory #1linewed #vss365 https://t.co/BwkGr6GnVB
⚕️#WIPitWed [any recent lines]
🐩#WickedAesthetics [aesth] REVEALING THE FUTURE
⚕️#WippetWednesday [snippet] ELECTRIC
🆕#PeopleWatchWednesday [people-watching stories]
⚕️#WeirdWriters see @chipmunkofpower
🐩#wawwed YARN https://t.co/bjvQrpS6yz
“She wants me to find her a…companion.”
“Like a rescue dog?”
“Not exactly,” I said. “More like a…husband.”
He dropped the Nerf ball he’d been tossing in the air and smiled. “So, a rescue husband? Do they have shelters for that?” #1lineWed #Happiest Marriage
‘He's a bit old for you, my dear.'
Joy gasped and spun to find Anita, her face clouded with smoke from the last of the dog end she sucked on.
‘I—I don't know what you're talking about.' Joy stammered, feeling her cheeks redden.
The skeleton of a dog lay on the grime encrusted Persian carpet in the library, tufts embedded between its claws. It had wandered in years ago. What lived here had licked its bones clean.
I think I've used this line for a previous #1linewed but I stumbled upon it as I'm editing and I still love it and it's still relevant. https://t.co/NxkzqaMMHG
Back in the drafting groove, so here’s a #1linewed for you guys! ✨🔪
Too many lines for #1linewed but at least i'm on the theme, which is Dog. Here's a snip from my f/f WIP where my mc and her best (guy) friend try to conjure up some grace when they'd both rather be kissing someone else.
"The boardwalk itself curved randomly here and there, like a snake slithering smoothly along the edge of the water."
#WritingCommunity #MyWritingJourney #1LineWed #WIP
Cold sweat broke out on his forehead and tracked to his jaw. A guardian soul for the chapel cemetery. Atticus had expected Jasper to sacrifice a dog, but Jasper was gone.
And, this night, Atticus had named his own sacrifice.
Iris sniffed. What’s that wet dog smell? She heard a puff of breath. By Seth. Moving slowly, Iris peeked over her shoulder—stifling a shriek at the sight of the huge bear.
#1linewed theme: dog #PoisonedArrow
With a head tilt like a confused Golden Retriever, Josh handed the cup to Laney. Laney let the door glide closed in the intern’s face.
“Double shot, extra hot,” I informed her. “Now, you wanna hug me, don’t ya?”
“If it had bourbon in it, I... Nah. Still not a hugger.”#1linewed
Also, today is #1linewed. We know a few of you have been hard at work getting words down for these WIPs. What do you want to share with us? https://t.co/A5D3jKOliu
Kat Cho🦊🇰🇷 WICKED FOX out in 6 DAYS!@KatCho
"Dog" is the theme for #1linewed! Jihoon's dog, Dubu, is a big catalyst in his fateful meeting with a gumiho one night. 🐕🦊🌳🌲🌳🌕
#WickedFox(is out in SIX DAYS!💜🦊🇰🇷😱👀) https://t.co/GEd589L0oe
“The motherfucker is trigger happy AND insecure so giving him the ability to shoot fireballs is a bad fucking idea." #1linewed #TheBlackShell https://t.co/xqP7YUrTW1
“Promise you won’t laugh? Or have any expression at all? Actually-"
“Camilla, you’re stalling. I promise I’ll love them.”
She blushes as she hands me her sketch pad. I take my time, soaking in her siblings, her parents, and a #dog they must’ve had who isn’t here now.
There is a bistro at the bottom of his building where people laugh and dogs walk by on leashes held by lovers and friends, but the only thing holding him is the orange dust of salty sadness at the bottom of another bag. #1linewed #vss365
Less than three weeks until STEALING HOME is out! 😱Here’s your #1linewed and little swoony teaser! If you haven’t pre-ordered yet, please do! I have fun goodies to send anyone who orders/requests at their library. See pinned tweet for details! https://t.co/nzF67ZobaD
Meet the raptorhound: It missed her, landed, skidded on the stone. A hulking grey shape, marred with old scars and the pressed definition of muscles, vaguely canid, but only because there was no other comparison in human experience. #1linewed @RWAKissofDeath
Bruiser started at him with her dark, puppy dog eyes, head tilted in question. He reached out to pat his intuitive dog on her furry head, hiding his fingers in her fur when he noticed them trembling. #1linewed @RWAKissofDeath
S D Simper is celebrating Fallen Gods 3!@sdsimper
With care, Tallora brought her other hand to gently stroke a line down the puppy’s fur—it opened its mouth and yawned and she nearly squealed with delight. “It’s so peaceful,” she whispered. Her heart swelled when it emitted a tiny whine.
The goddess started at the hissing crown of snakes. It was a new sound, this chorus of venom. No one had ever dared curse the name Pallas Athena. But the one they called Medusa had received her curse. She had nothing to lose---and everything to say. #1linewed https://t.co/8if6QGXHp8
"I'm getting the feeling that truly revolutionary medical research regarding brains isn't attainable because of scientific ethics. Human brains are unique, so you can't lab test some ideas on mice. Life is fragile and the risks are simply too great. Unfortunately."
It's like I want to be
not the brave girl
Orla and Nana see in me.
The strength in me whimpers
like an abandoned dog.
"You brought snickerdoodles to our feminist uprising?"
She was mean on a good day, sharper than a bag of needles, and kept trouble in her back pocket any time she got bored. #1linewed #amwriting
Kelley Kay(e) Bowles O’ Sugar (& SPICE!)📚🙅🏻♀️@kelkay1202
#1linewed We find Devlin and Hadley sitting in bright yellow-backed chairs inside the Wetzel’s Pretzels, nursing their diet cokes and gazing longingly at the pretzel dogs which they will never eat. #YA #trilogy #Book1 #Paranormal #WIP @thrillerwriters @RWAKissofDeath
Tonight? Did they have plans, he didn’t remember making any. He glanced down to Bruiser, who stirred in his lap. The pup glanced up and cocked her head as if to say “I’m your dog, not your social secretary.” #1linewed @RWAKissofDeath
unknown poets #1linewed #vss365 #haiku #wordshaveconsequences
Every soul's got an instinct carved by them that come before—a sinner’s regret, repentance come far too late. A fearful huddle around primal fire don’t save the wicked.
Things like me carry worse than fire. This mean-eyed miner’s just gone and stuck his hand in it. #1linewed
#1linewed He hit the brake and jerked the wheel to the right. Their vehicle slid onto the shoulder and plowed against the guard rail. A high-pitched scream burned her ears with metal screeching across metal as they careened along the edge of the highway.
"He's got the sexiest canines I've ever seen on a man his age," I wax a little poetic.
"Spoken like a born dental hygienist," she says with a laugh.
One second, his retired Military Working Dog, Rebel, was goofing off, chasing a stick as naturally as she’d once tracked dangerous bombers back to their hideouts. The next, she was racing away from him so fast he knew her injured leg would be acting up later.
#1lineWed #K9Defense https://t.co/BQxGGOKc4m
"Oh course we didn't bring them back" sputtered Buzz. "Do you know how much it costs to land a shuttle?!"
From #WIP "Stay Wars: the dark history of astrodogs"
#1linewed #iamwriting #WritingCommunity
She wiped away her tears — Anza’s tears, not Valora’s and not Opal’s— and took a deep breath. This was *her* heart, not anyone else’s. So why was she squeezing her chest as if wrestling with someone over it? Easing her grip, she looked to Iman. “We can keep going.”
So, I think I will do a #1linewed:
“Be fair. I like boys too. I’m equal opportunity.” The words fell into the room with all the grace of a horse shitting on a royal parade. “On that note, I think I will leave."
Tag it forward:
Kelley Kay(e) Bowles O’ Sugar (& SPICE!)📚🙅🏻♀️@kelkay1202
#1linewed Emma gasped, “Speedo Man? Speedo Man is our new volunteer? Why, you’re lyin’ like a no-legged dog, sir! I didn’t know he was a big reader.” She giggled. “Are they still the patriotic Speedos?” #cozymystery #WIP #Book3 @RAPublishing @thrillerwriters @RWAKissofDeath
A dog could dream too, like having all the boiled eggs they could ever want from a chicken train; She'd just have to lead her master to the railroad tracks today! #1linewed @RWAKissofDeath
"Petie pretended he was gay to get in with the ladies only to discover he actually was gay. By the time he made the leap to dating men, he realized he was actually a woman who was a lesbian."
"How's Petie now?"
"You're lookin' at her. You tell me, mon ami.
#1linewed A scrawny dog with mangy fur hung around the old gas station Amalia's mom ran. He could often be seen chewing tired and eating spiders. Stupid dog turned his nose up at canned food and jerky.
New York Times Best Seller, President I’d PEN America, Jennifer Egan coming to @Kaneko1111 July 18th at 7PM... don’t Forget to register!! #WritersCommunity #ItsFree #1LineWed https://t.co/oTzohyUN2G
Chance barks and Emily scrambles from the car seat to meet him, a head-on collision of little girl and dog.
"You have failed so miraculously, Theo, that I stand in amazement. Suicidal jumpers have fallen less than you."
#1linewed #WIP #BravnSaga #amwritingfantasy #HistoricalFantasy
Dwight's breath shallowed. His fingers rolled into fists. The veins in his neck bubbled, threatening to burst. "Get the fuck off of me!"
Laura spilled to the floor, tangling herself in wire. She clawed back to her feet, teeth bared like a wounded dog.
Together they went to where the dogs waited with the sleigh. On her command the vessel was enchanted, and she brought Brendan to her home. #1linewed #wipwednesday
Happy #1linewed - today's theme is 'dog' and admittedly this is way more than one line but I felt it needed a little context...hope you enjoy! #WritingCommunity #vampires https://t.co/xvpDsuDPIQ
“A really 'decent' vibrator. And when I say 'decent', I mean...”
Denise takes a long pause for emphasis. My cheeks flame with heat. I press my hands to my face, praying don’t look like Clifford the Big Red Dog.
“She knows what you mean.” Selena says heroically.#1lineWed
Her lips were a charred color, as if burnt to a crisp. Face was whiter then a cotton ball, flesh pulling at the bones so tight, it was as if they were trying to break through the skin. Blue webs etched across her face. #amwritingfantasy #1linewed
The dogs followed him from the field…their tongues bouncing as they trotted along. Gabe stopped them under the shade of the large oak tree... He suppressed a smile when they began to vibrate with anticipation the moment he picked up two bright yellow balls. #1linewed #amwriting
Welcome spirit of the woods! Share our food! Drink our wine! Dance! As all should dance!
"I walk steeped in sin wearing my unrepentant doggerel toothed coat indifferent to this world that won't accept me as I am." #1lineWed
Too many ppl coming over. Don't wanna play, so in my bed I still lay. Drinking my bang energy drink until I start this dreaded sleep-deprived day.
Who would’ve thought an antique writing box – or rather, the item hidden in said box – could cause such a kerfuffle?
"The spear hit the blade and everything disappeared." - Rat
#amediting #amwritingfantasy #grimdark #1linewed https://t.co/GehWSa9rO0
All of the pain she'd held in for all those years suddenly turned a puddle into an ocean. #1linewed #writing #amwriting #amwritingfantasy
Guilt stirred sickly in their gut, and for a moment, Frisk wondered if they were about to puke on the dog that was half-sleeping on their lap.
#1LineWed #Undertale #WIPWed
"He was far from the first person to do great and terrible things in the hope of joining his gods."
- The Secret Chronicles of the Coherence
Dora crossed the backyard at a fast walk, ignoring the loud squawking from the lone chicken that remained outside the coop. She didn’t have to look to know it was Kylo Hen—that bird was always in a bad mood. #1linewed
"It was a little too much to know that he was in a place like it could be. so he was in the corner of the park." #amwritingfantasy #1lineWed
“Poor baby, what’s wrong?” He lifted the little—girl—dog and placed her in his lap next to the other. Quincy made a quick check. “Guessing you’re her brother, huh, little one?” he asked. The boy pup let out a tiny bark as if to agree. #1linewed #werewolf
It sounded like something out of Jane Eyre, had she really been born in a place like that?
(!! No one told me there were themes!!) #1linewed 2.0: “Aren’t you going in?” Nix grumbled. “The king will be missing his dog.”
“Very clever. No one’s called me that before.” Simon rolled his eyes. “No, I am no more welcome in this meeting than you.“