1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next four sentences on your blog along with these instructions.
5. Don't you dare dig around for that "cool" or "intellectual" book on your shelves. (I know you were thinking about it.) Just pick up whatever is closest.
(OK, I did the next 5 sentences.)
Lily had never been able to imagine the actual thinking of the actual parent as he actually drove to an airport, actually opened his own car door, actually left his eight-year-old on the sidewalk and actually departed.
She had not been to LaGuardia since that day. How amazing tht only Lily (possibly Michael, but eight-year-olds had little grasp of the calendar) knew that the anniversry was at hand. Early September had two anniversaries for the rest of America: Labor Day and Spetember 11. Only Lily had her very own date burned inside her.
This passage is from Caroline B. Cooney's new book, a friend at midnight. How interesting that this passage summarizes the issue that confronts Lily in this thought provoking story.