1) A closing sentence from a finished work. This sentence is from Courtly Scandals, my recently completed novel. Note -- I scrolled randomly and selected this sentence from the first stopping point I came across (which happened to be the end of chapter 9).
This time, Mary took a swig of her drink. Hardly tasting the honey and spice of the mead, she swallowed and choked, “Pray excuse me,” before turning back into the fray of the ballroom.
2) The first sentence from my newest project (written yesterday). This is the opening sentence from Courtly Marriage. I wrote a different opening last week, deleted the whole thing, and rewrote it yesterday. :)
Jane hefted her full hoopskirts and sprinted across the orchard as fast as she could .
Happy birthday, Summer!
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