#tuesdayuseitinasentence ~ Colt

They came to the conclusion the young colt would never make a good mount for their men for each time they fired their Colt, the animal reared in fear. ©scolpron2017 ___________________________________________ Here are the prompt rules: Make a sentence with the word of the week. Leave it as just a sentence or write a post…

The Lord of the Flies ~ William Golding

I wasn’t particularly thrilled to read William Golding’s Lord of the Flies. I remember my siblings having to read it for school and hating it, so I wasn’t expecting anything interesting. In fact I expected it to be a dry read maybe boring. I was wrong. Lord of the Flies is the story of children…

#tuesdayuseitinasentence ~ Erupt

Whenever someone asked him about the two years he left home giving no news, he would erupt and leave the room. ©scolpron2017 ___________________________________________ Here are the prompt rules: Make a sentence with the word of the week. Leave it as just a sentence or write a post to go with it. Try to do it…

Deceptive Appearances

Her father cast a contemptuous look at the man; Elizabeth could feel compassion for him and not because he was malformed, although that induced some pity. She guessed he might not appreciate that; no man welcomed pity, why should he be different? Still his gait appeared to cause him pain and he favoured his left…

The Handmaid’s Tale ~ Margaret Atwood

I ended up reading Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale in a couple of days although it is not a pleasant book at all. In a dystopian society where children are a rarity, a totalitarian society turns fertile unmarried women into birthing machines. It’s one of these books that won’t leave you indifferent: you can hate…

#tuesdayuseitinasentence ~ Bone

The seamstress would bone the dress to give it volume but it probably wouldn’t hide the fact the young woman was only skin and bones. ©scolpron2017 ___________________________________________ Here are the prompt rules: Make a sentence with the word of the week. Leave it as just a sentence or write a post to go with it….

Far from the Madding Crowd ~ Thomas Hardy

I read this week Thomas Hardy’s Far From the Madding Crowd. It’s the second book by Hardy on the list after Tess of the d’Ubervilles and somehow it’s a lot more positive. It’s also surprising that a man should write such compelling female stories. In both books the main character is a woman. Far from…

#tuesdayuseitinasentence ~ Fractious

He wasn’t of a fractious nature; in fact he was easy-going but when it came to certain issues he would be considered fractious by many in the company. ©scolpron2017 ___________________________________________ Here are the prompt rules: Make a sentence with the word of the week. Leave it as just a sentence or write a post to…

Anne of Green Gables ~ LM Montgomery ~ 100 Book Challenge

Anne of Green Gables is a novel by LM Montgomery published in 1908. It follows the adventures of Anne Shirley – or Cordelia as she likes to call herself, as she arrives in Avonlea, PEI, and is adopted by two middle-aged siblings, Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, although they were expecting a boy. It’s a kid’s book…

A Prayer for Owen Meany ~ John Irving

Stephen King wrote of John Irving’s A Prayer for Owen Meany that it’s “extraordinary, so original and so enriching… Readers will come to the end feeling sorry to leave [Irving’s] richly textured and carefully wrought world.” (Washington Post). In many ways he’s right. Irving’s story is narrated by John Wheelwright, a former citizen of New…

#tuesdayuseitinasentence ~ Hail

Though the drizzle turned to hail, people remained outside to hail the newly crowned King and Queen, as they rode through town. ©scolpron2017 ___________________________________________ Here are the prompt rules: Make a sentence with the word of the week. Leave it as just a sentence or write a post to go with it. Try to do…

Unexpected Discovery

The creature looked dubiously at the disc in its hands; what could it mean? It placed the disc within the box that had protected it so far and in its satchel to be shown to the scientist on board the ship before moving forward. The planet they were orbiting around now was once rich; they’d…