"One dark Sunday, when the midday sky was thick and grey as granite, when sullen thunder rumbled and the odd dash of lightning made human stomachs queasy, Ines was overcome with a need to be out in the weather."
My friend, Janet, had these instructions on her blog today, and it looked like fun. The rules are simple:
1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
5. Don't search around and look for the coolest book you can find. Do what's actually next to you.
My book is Little Black Book of Stories by A.S. Byatt. Page 123 happens to fall within the story "The Stone Woman."