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lynx_child from Seattle is reading The Dresden Files series October 21, 2011 - 4:22pm

@Bekanator - Thanks :) It's third person.

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EricMBacon from Vermont is reading The Autobiography of a Corpse October 21, 2011 - 7:44pm

Short Happy Life is amazing.

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Becca Nicole from Orlando, Florida is reading The Philosophy of Andy Warhol October 21, 2011 - 10:04pm

There were points on maps tethered to nothing but their names; anywhere I went I had no memories. A disappointing epiphany was discovering that cities connected to nothing could be cities shackled to him, and then realizing his heart was comprised of a series of pumps and valves. Fire.

I always thought it was made of fire.

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missesdash from Paris is reading The Informers October 22, 2011 - 12:32pm

I have a few. My newest:

Tick Tick Boom. It's like that. I cut two more lines of the shitty coke I have left from last weekend, roll up a fifty dollar bill and

Tick. Tick. Boom. Shit.

My work on sub with agents-

I already have the barrel of Minjae’s 9mm stuffed in my mouth when the front door slams shut



In the corner to my left, in a red dress two sizes too small, with her tits pushed up to her chin—the matriarch of the Callaway household and the overweight champion of shitty parenting, Maria "The Painted Lady" Callaway.

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies October 23, 2011 - 8:38pm

My favorite of all time

"The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed."
—Stephen King, The Dark Tower: The Gunglinger

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Brandon from KCMO is reading Made to Break October 23, 2011 - 8:41pm

"Chuck E. Cheese was the last place that Megan thought she'd get herpes."

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Mike Mckay is reading God's Ashtray October 23, 2011 - 9:11pm

"Fuck you too"

I forgot where it's from.

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Renfield from Hell is reading 20th Century Ghosts October 23, 2011 - 9:22pm

From the horror short I'm currently stuck on with a quickly disintegrating deadline (I've probably cannibalized this line countless times too, but this was the original line months back) -

"Bile burns like white phosphorous in the throat."

Something brand new -

"Heaven hangs over the edge of the city."

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iBronco from New Jersey is reading White Noise October 28, 2011 - 2:11pm

@Richard --Thanks, I'm going to have to read that series again. I can't get it out of my mind now!

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Nick Wilczynski from Greensboro, NC is reading A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin October 28, 2011 - 2:49pm

"There is a man who lives on top of a hill, who will give you a large fish to deposit a simple canister into the woods at the edge of a clearing"

From a science fiction story.

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Typewriter Demigod from London is reading "White Noise" by DeLilo, "Moby-Dick" by Hermann Mellivile and "Uylsses" by Joyce October 28, 2011 - 3:09pm

"Yawning, coughing and cutting yourself are all just another type of orgasm."

I thought this up while looking at some Rennaisance art in a gallery. Not a clue why. ^^


"Reading A Clockwork Orange makes me feel snuggly inside."

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Chorlie from Philadelphia, PA is reading The Rules of the Tunnel November 6, 2011 - 8:57pm

Look up: you're lying, look down: you're thinking, keeping eye contact, I know I'm next.

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Cody from Idaho is reading Sherlock Holmes November 7, 2011 - 2:27am

The hook to this novel doesn't really have to be all that intriguing; in fact, it just has to be good enough to make you -the reader- invested in whatever outcome could potentially occur in this story.

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. November 7, 2011 - 9:41am

It's more than one line, but

Roy growls and gives me the evil eye from inside his doghouse. He’s flustered; I’m fairly certain this is the first time in his life a six-foot-three Apache Indian holding a goat has walked into his backyard in the middle of the night.

-Midnight Raid, by Brady Udall


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Steve from Southwestern Chicagoland, IL November 7, 2011 - 12:32pm

"If she had a head, you'd totally recognize her."

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misskokamon from San Francisco is reading The Moonlit Mind November 7, 2011 - 3:04pm

I have a new one, guys.

"I hate Pigeons."

Simple, to the point. My best opening line yet.