Aert van der Neer,
oil on canvas, c. 1650.
Cincinnati Art Museum.
The puck is loose! There's a pile-up in front of the net! Gramlich avoids a hip check and skates behind the net. He dekes and passes the puck to Harris coming in over the blue line. She shoots, she scores!
Great team effort!
Excuse me, the NHL Playoffs affect my mind.
The idea behind this quasi-meme contest, Paying It Forward, is encourage readers to discover new writers.
On Wednesday I scored in Charles's contest.
So I'm making a forward pass.
Between now and April 30, in comments, post a line from a novel/short story by a contemporary writer which made you say: Oh crap, I wish I had written that.
No classics, please -- else I'll see multiples of "Call me Ishmael" and others of that ilk.
I'll pick the winner by hat trick.
The other condition is that you also make a forward pass of some sort to keep the game going.
Prizes: Your choice:
1. A $20 Amazon.ca gift certificate.
2. A mass market or trade paperback from Amazon.ca published in 2007/08 -- $20 limit, please.
(For example, Charles is ordering for me as my prize, December's (Stacia Kane) urban fantasy, Personal Demons.)
3. A signed copy of Weirdly: A Collection of Strange Stories, wot has init my short story, Stone Child.
The puck's at center ice.