First Sentence Friday!

According to some statistics, it is believed 85% of elevators skip the number 13.   There are no number 13’s for hospital rooms.  There is also a real phobia associated to the number 13, called triskaidekaphobia, which is an extreme suspicion of the number.  We have Friday the 13th.  Knowing this, would you get on an elevator or stay in a hospital room if it was designated as Floor 13, or Room 13?

The good news is, there are some things relative to 13 that we don’t want to avoid, or have to fear.  Like this – the first sentence of:

CHAPTER THIRTEEN

Uncle Ray strolled into the kitchen the next morning looking like he’d just stepped from the page of some magazine ad.

the education of dixie dupree

 

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COMMENTS

  • Jen Donohue

    July 15, 2016

    Reply

    I’m one of those people who tries to think of it as “Lucky 13”!

    (and some tattoo shops do a “Thirteen dollar 13” special on Friday the 13, but you may or may not get what you pay for in those instances)

    • donnaeve

      July 15, 2016

      Reply

      I’ll never consider Friday the 13th as unlucky ever again. That was the day my hard crime novel went on sub – and yes, rejected – but then DIXIE DUPREE was sent for consideration and we know what happened. 🙂

  • Diane

    July 15, 2016

    Reply

    Aw, now. Go on with your snazzy self, Uncle Ray.

  • lilacshoshanwp

    July 15, 2016

    Reply

    WOW! What a brilliant introduction and an absolutely enticing first sentence, Donna! ❤ ❤ ❤

    • lilacshoshanwp

      July 15, 2016

      Reply

      P.S. I have no idea why there are crazy spaces between my words… 😉

      • donnaeve

        July 15, 2016

        Reply

        It all showed up okay! Although…your sign on is different. This might be relative to the “sheesh” issues you were having. (?) <3 <3 <3

      • lilacshoshanwp

        July 15, 2016

        Reply

        Yes, Donna! I was told that the best way to end the “sheesh” issues is to comment via WordPress. That’s why my sign is different. <3 <3 <3

  • Colin

    July 15, 2016

    Reply

    Uncle Ray, hmm? Is his stylish look a good or bad thing? Why am I asking? You’re not going to tell me! 😉

    • donnaeve

      July 15, 2016

      Reply

      Nope, I’m not! Lips are zipperooed! Did I just make up that word? Why yes, yes I did. 🙂

      • Diane

        July 17, 2016

        Reply

        I dunno, the “Uncle Ray, brrrr” comment above leaves me concerned his snazz masks something shiver-inducing …

  • harryipants

    July 15, 2016

    Reply

    I get the feeling Dixie’s Uncle Ray is considerably less lovely than my own was. Although mine looked pretty snazzy too, in a James Dean sort of a way. He died on the 25th, when he was 25. So I guess it’s not always 13 that we need to watch out for…

    • donnaeve

      July 16, 2016

      Reply

      Uncle Ray’s not a good guy, that’s all I’ll say.

      Looked like James Dean? Heart flutters.

  • John Davis Frain

    July 16, 2016

    Reply

    Hunka hunka Uncle Ray. Acting more like Uncle Ray Ray, nothing at all like Uncle Raymond. Smart Money says Uncle Ray ain’t around for chapter 14. Livin’ the way he’s livin’ which ain’t livin’ the dream.

    You go on home, Uncle Ray, git yo ass outta here while you still gone one. You hear what I’m saying, Uncle? And take that filthy magazine with you.

    I like Uncle Ray. I like that he comes on stage looking like he strutted out of a magazine ad cuz is sure makes me wonder how he’s gonna look going off stage.

    In a body bag.

    • donnaeve

      July 16, 2016

      Reply

      Ha! John Frain! Don’t try to trip me up and make me spill the beans. 🙂

      Remember my first sentence in Chp 1? “My diary was my best friend until I gave it up as key evidence against Uncle Ray.”

      The plot thickens.

      • John Davis Frain

        July 16, 2016

        Reply

        Remind me how long we have to wait until Dixie Dupree debuts. Never mind. Too long. That’s the whole of the answer, too long of a wait. Grrrrrr…

      • donnaeve

        July 16, 2016

        Reply

        It’s gonna be here before we know it. I feel like this summer’s flying by already!

  • Craig

    July 18, 2016

    Reply

    I have a question that I know you will, at best, answer no more than halfway. Is Ray dressed up this way to make court think he would not need to do what I think he did or is this how he first walked into Dixie’s diary?

    • donnaeve

      July 19, 2016

      Reply

      This is just after Uncle Ray has arrived – not their initial encounter, but close. But, that’s all I’m sayin’. 😉


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