Saturday, June 9, 2007

Selection of Detail


Mrs. Miller's 5th Grade said...

"Just as we were reaching the car, we heard a commotion coming from the woods. Something was crashing through the brush – and breathing very heavily. It sounded like what you might hear in a slasher film. And it was coming our way. We froze, staring into the darkness. The sound grew louder and closer. Then in a flash the thing burst into the clearing and came charging in our direction, a yellow bluer. A very big yellow blur. As it galloped past, not stopping, not even seeming to notice us, we could see it was a large Labrador retriever. But it was nothing like the sweet Lily we had just cuddled with inside. This one was soaking wet and covered up to its belly in mud and burrs. Its tongue hung out wildly to one side, and froth flew off its jowls as it barreled past."
Marley and Me (page 9)
John Grogan

Anonymous said...

"Maybe it was the way she wore that crazy necklace with all the junk on it, as if every single she touched could matter or did matter to her. Maybe it was the way she wore those beat-up sneakers whether she was wearing jeans or a dress, like she could take off running, any minute. When I looked at her, I was father away from Gatlin than I'd ever been. Maybe it was that."

Beautiful Creatures - Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl