Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Two Sentence Tuesday: Bugs

Two sentences from Richard Stark's The Jugger (1965):

The voice was a centipede, a long twisty bug with needle-sharp feet running back and forth on the left side of his face, driving its needle feet into the bone beside his eye and into his cheekbone and into the bone above his ear. His face hurt like fury; it hurt every time the voice sounded, and the voice sounded all the time.


In keeping with the creepy crawler theme. Here are two three lines from my short story, "The Wind Scorpion."

Cash looked down at the black-and-tan creature with its slender body and multiple long legs. Beady eyes centered on the top of a large head stared straight up at him and large pincher-like jaws opened and closed tightly on the twig that Mary had thrust in front of it. "Is it venomous?"

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Leah J. Utas said...

Oh, my. Good work on the bug.

Dan Fleming said...

Great two sentences David, but I have to question the wisdom of posting it next to Stark. :) Nobody can cut to the quick like that man.

David Cranmer said...

Thanks, Leah.

Amen, Dan. His superior gifts are undeniable. I have another short post on THE JUGGER coming up today.

Charles Gramlich said...

I'm definitely a fan of bugs, probably from my childhood and my love of horror.

Clare2e said...

Crazy good bug stuff!

David Cranmer said...

Charles, I'm a fan of the spiders but not bug bugs, if you know I mean.

Clare, That is is.