Thursday, October 6, 2011

Read-a-Thon Mini Challenge: Suspenseful Paragraph

Castle Macabre is hosting a mini challenge for the Frightful Fall Read-a-Thon. Here's the challenge:
What I want you to do is take your current read and take one sentence from three of the following pages:  page 1, page 77, page 179, page 255, page 360, or the next to the last page (I picked a diverse number for books of varying lengths).  Now, take the three sentences and make them into a short paragraph, but make the paragraph scary or suspenseful (if you have to add scary words or sentences to accomplish this, feel free).
I'm currently reading Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs, which is a fairly creepy book to begin with. So I got some great sentences for you. Here's my paragraph, which is made with just the three sentences from the book, no additional words or sentences were added:

"Moisture clung to everything, beading on my skin and dampening my clothes. We assumed they'd all been killed, that obscene world-cracking bang their last collective utterance. The only way out of this hole was to dig deeper."

Now be sure to stop over and take part in my Mini Challenge for a chance to win a book of your choice!

1 comment:

  1. Good one, Julie! I hope looking at the next to last page didn't ruin the end for you. I was going to make it the last page, but I thought better of it. Maybe next to last was too close to the end. Sorry!


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