First Sentence Friday! CHAPTER SIXTEEN

It has been a bit bizarre to me, the circumstances for the weather this fall and the timing of my latest book, with its share of weather related suffering.  Evacuate is more or less what the Stampers had to do.  Then what?  Last week they were floating like dandelion pods, and since I don’t tend to let my characters off the hook so easy, dandelion pods they continue to be.  With nowhere in particular to go, the sentence this week also brings to mind The Allman Brothers song Ramblin’ Man, and particularly these lyrics, “Lord, I was born a ramblin’ man, tryin’ to make a livin’ and doin’ the best I can…”

That’s them, to a “t,” they’re ramblin’ along, hoping to land somewhere that will give them the break they so desperately need.

Chapter Sixteen

Papa insisted on going a bit further south each day, driving through little smatterings of towns here and there.

 

A Publishers Lunch BUZZ BOOK Fall/Winter 2017, and a SIBA (Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance) Trio Pick for 2018, THE ROAD TO BITTERSWEET releases December 26th, 2017.  

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COMMENTS

  • lilacshoshanwp

    September 29, 2017

    Reply

    What a great post, Donna! I’m still in Florida (until Tuesday). I love it here, and I love being closer to you! <3 <3 <3

    • Donna Everhart

      September 30, 2017

      Reply

      Thank you, Lilac! I hope the visit is all you wanted, and then some! <3 <3 <3

  • John Davis Frain

    October 4, 2017

    Reply

    Great opening, as usual.

    Why do I have such a hard time FINDING the first sentence when I come here? Am I doing something wrong? I hit BLOG in your nav bar, but that never gets me to your blog. I try HOME. Nope. Finally, I have to go to Search. And then, when I finally arrive, I can never click “Like” because it’s in perpetual “Loading” mode. My ISP and your website don’t seem to like each other!

    • Donna Everhart

      October 4, 2017

      Reply

      Hmmm. Funny you should mention that. I brought this same issue up to my website designer a few weeks back, meaning when I went out to http://www.donnaeverhart.com (checking to see how things are looking “out there,”) I had this same problem. My blogs weren’t loading up when I hit the BLOG link at the top of the page. He told me to clear my cache. He also told me to restart my PC after, and see if that fixed it – and it did, but now I’m actually having the issue again. So, I’m about to clear my cache, and reboot. I wonder if anyone else is having this issue?!?!?

  • Micki Browning

    October 4, 2017

    Reply

    I love how evocative your sentences are… “Smattering” is the perfect word. I can see these little whistle-stops without any additional description. Brava!

    • Donna Everhart

      October 4, 2017

      Reply

      Thank you, Micki! Smattering. I do like that word. 🙂


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