Writing Exercise – Day 6

Found here. I’m on Day 6 which promises to be fun, frustrating, and or interesting.

Day 6:
Select a book on your shelf and pick two chapters at random. Take the first line of one chapter and the last line of the other chapter and write a short story (no more than 1000 words) using those as bookends to your story.

I picked The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson.

First sentence is from chapter 35:

The force of the storm wall nearly knocked him unconscious, but the sudden chill of it knocked him lucid.

Last sentence is from chapter 17:

Just like every day.

I did keep looking for a first sentence until I found one that didn’t have a name in it. Brandon Sanderson as a specific style for his names that’s definitely fantasy and I didn’t want to feel trapped in fantasy. Last sentence was the first try.

Author: Histamine Queen

Nerd, wife, knitter, writer, cat mom, and comic book reader w/masters of science in Applied Sociology.

I have histamine intolerance, lots of food allergies and sensitivities – including gluten. And I have multiple sclerosis fibromyalgia, asthma, drug allergies, and migraines. Basically, I have a collection of invisible chronic health problems. I don’t just survive these things, but sometimes I do hate them because I see doctors so often that keeping healthy and staying full time employed is currently impossible.