These lines may totally suck or they might end up in the deletage folder, but for right now, they're in my WiP, Elemental Hunger. Well, almost all of them are. I sort of, *gulp*, started something new over the weekend. I have no idea what it is, but I'm liking it. It's just that first sentence. Notice how it's in first person / present tense. *snarf*
No, Blake is Goth in that dark, secret, quiet way that he watches me without looking like he’s watching me.
Dawn brought with it a city.
I ran next to him, my grip on his hand slippery with panic.
And the sky inked itself, ready for another night of icy slumber.
I stood in the shadows of a pine forest, watching the world burn.
The bed cradled me in the scent of honeysuckle and smoke.
I sucked at the air, desperate to fill my lungs again and again, as if I could store the oxygen for later use.
I tentatively reached up, my finger hesitating a breath away from his disfigured skin.
The touch of Adam’s fingers on my face brought a fresh wave of suffering.
Because of the rain, the wide waters did not glimmer the way I’d always imagined they would.
Okay, that's ten lines. I guess that's enough. Post your favorite one liners from your own writing. I think it would be cool to write a short story using one of the one liners.... Hmm...definitely cool.