Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Word of the Week: Bombastic and Weekly 100 Words

Here are my 100 words from Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow p58:

     "...The maid let out a scream and crossed herself. The little boy tried to get a look at it, whatever it was, but Mother and maid were on the ground, brushing the dirt off, and for a moment he couldn't get past them. Mother's face had turned so pale and suffered such an intense expression that all the bones in her face appeared to have grown and the opulently beautiful face he revered was shockingly haggard,like someone ancient. He saw as they brushed the dirt away that it was an infant. Dirt was in its eyes, in its mouth...."
This meme is hosted by Ruthi at Ruthi Reads!  The object is simple:  share exactly 100 words from the book you are currently reading, and no spoilers!  Be sure to include your book's title, author, and page number in your post.  Head over to Ruthi's site and add your link to your book!  Happy Reading!

1 comment:

  1. Absolutely love that "bombastic" of Dahlberg you've shared! Your word of the week is always wonderful, Stephanie!

    Your 100 word excerpt of "Ragtime" is intense!



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