If I had to describe myself, it would be in a word that has many meanings with a complexity which falls off the tongue.
A word made up of many elements, is deceptive in appearance, and creates an illusion from the imagination.
My word would be Phantasmagoric. ~Summer Ross

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New creations Blogfest Entry

I am 29 yrs old today!!!

Welcome everyone to my New creations blogfest. I can't wait to read everyone's 2 sentences! Thank you all so very much for participating!

 My rules are simple, one sentence is your favorite last line from one story last year.

 and one brand new sentence to start something new.

The list of everyone who joined is at the top of this post, just click and go read.

 Here are mine:

 My favorite last line from one of my short stories is from a ghost story I wrote...
"The breeze ruffled Alise’s hair and she walked back into the truly empty apartment knowing the shadow that had tormented her all these years was gone."

and my brand new starting sentence for a new story for this year is: 
"He kissed her shoulder and the familiar pop in her back told her it was time to leave before feathers sprang up one by one."


Elena Solodow said...

The first is quite dark, the second has a much lighter, funnier tone. Nice job, Summer!

gideon 86 said...


Loved you first line. I can see why it's your favorite.

Interesting second... I'm definitely intrigued.


Quinn said...

Happy Birthday Summer!

Like your lines. Really wish I could of participated in this one. My last sentence though ... just gives too much away.

Summer Ross said...

Elana~ I think this year I might try my hand at some humor.

Gideon~ Thank you- I'm glad you found them to your liking. :)

Summer Ross said...

Quinn~ I understand, that happens sometimes, thank you. :)

Dan said...

Good lines. They both intrigue me, especially the first. It makes me want to know what happened before.

Happy Birthday!

Margo Benson said...

Happy Birthday Summer....hope you are being srnkled in fairy sparkles!
Love your sentences, there's a menace about the first...'truly empty' is rather sinister.
The second brings a smile.
This is a fun blogfest!

Jules said...

Duh, I totally went brain dead and forgot to wish you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

I love both of them but the new one has my imagination going. :) Off to check out the others.

Have a wonderful, fairy filled birthday my friend!
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Summer Ross said...

Dan- Thank you, lol I'm glad you are curious.

Margo~ Of course- I'll be fairy dusted away for cake later :)

Jules~ Thank you, I love getting to imaginations!

Tony Benson said...

Happy birthday Summer!

I like your two sentences. The first has a definite feel of finality to it, and somehow I know that despite everything it's going to be alright. The second gets me wondering - very tantalising!

Great blogfest - I left it a bit too late to participate, but it's a fun idea.

Have a lovely day.

Summer Ross said...

Tony- its not to late, just link your name at the end- there is still all day! Thank you for your birthday wishes.

Melissa said...

Your first sentence is crazy intriguing!!! This was a great idea for a blog fest. Great job.

Also, Happy Birthday!!!

Summer Ross said...

Melissa~ thank you!

Mysti said...

Happy Birthday!! I stopped having birthdays at 29. That was 5 years ago. You're allowed to do the same :) Just entered your blogfest--looking forward to following your blog!

Tessa Conte said...

Great lines! The first (or rather last) one has a fantastic sense of closure. The first sentence (or rather the second..ooooh you know what I mean) is intriguing, fairly challenging the reader to go on and find out exactly what is going on.

Happy Birthday,


Summer Ross said...

Mysti~ LOL I don't mind getting older, I'm still carded for cigarettes and bars. :)

tessa~ thank you

Elaine AM Smith said...

Happy Birthday Summer.
Your ideas are very intriguing. You captured humour and my interest with your new idea. Theer is a deep well of relief in the ending piece too.

Summer Ross said...

Elaine~ Humor, i hope to achieve this year. Thank you

Erin Kane Spock said...

I can't wait to see what happens in the new project. That first sentence certainly got my attention! Thanks for the blogfest!

SO, is this a real 29 or the kind that happens for many years in a row?

Summer Ross said...

Erin- I can safely admit it is the real 29 :)

Chris Phillips said...

Happy Birthday!

Amparo Ortiz said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Loved the contrast between the two lines. And I sort of want to read that second manuscript, like, right now.

Thanks for hosting the blogfest!

Wendy Tyler Ryan said...

Real 29's are great and they just keep getting better the more you have! Happy B Day.

Great lines. You can feel the difference in tone which just those two sentences.

Old Kitty said...

Happy Birthday Summer!! I hope you are having a great day so far!!

Your last sentence from 2010- an ending that had me sighing with relief - happiness and peace at last!

Your first sentence from 2011- LOL!! Love it!!!! It's caught my attention and I want to read more!!

Take care

Madeleine said...

HAPY BIRTHDAY Summer. Great lines, very intriguing :O) I had forgotten I'd signed up for this one. Will have to pick through my MSS. :O)

Liz Fichera said...

Love the visual! Feathers popping?! I'm intrigued.

Happy Birthday, Summer!

February Grace said...

Happy Birthday!

Liked the first one- adored the second! Two very different moods from a versitile writer!

Thanks for hosting a very cool blogfest, trying to take in as many I can before my eyes cry foul and make me stop.


Katrina L. Lantz said...

That's a good first sentence! I'm intrigued!

Sean Patrick Reardon said...

Summer- Happy B-Day and I really appreciate you hosting this. It was very fun.

#1-Well done and it provides enough detail, that I want to know who the shadow belonged to.

#2-Very nice word play in this one.

Pk Hrezo said...

Happy birthday, Summer!! Hope it's excellent. Well, that second sentence has me suspicious she's a fairy... hmmmm..... ;)

Carolyn V. said...

Is it really your b-day Summer? Happy B-day! Mine was last week!

I love the two lines, I'm trying to figure out what the second one is about! Interesting! =)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Happy birthday, Summer! I've been seeing those participating in your blogfest all over the web today. Good stuff!

Angelina Rain said...

Happy Birthday!

Love the sentences, especially the 2011 one. I would love to read more of that story.

Taryn Tyler said...

The second one is especially enticing. Very good opening.

Margo Kelly said...

Awesome! Love the second one - a LOT! :)

Clarissa Draper said...

Thanks for doing this blogfest. It was really fun! You should do one again next year.

Ellie said...

Happy Birthday, Summer! I hope you are having a wonderful day.

I'm intrigued by both your stories. The last line seems to come from a dark and disturbing story - just the kind I like. The first line must be a fairy story, I think. The use of the word pop is brilliant, it makes the line 'pop' out.

Danette said...

Happy Birthday Summer! Finally got mine posted in honor of you old and new year! Your new sentence looks fun and interesting. I'll be checking on the other blogs the rest of the day!

Carol Riggs said...

Happy birthday, you spring chickie! ;o)
Have fun with the blogfest!!

N. R. Williams said...

Happy Birthday Summer. I love both your sentences. They inspire me to keep reading.
N. R. Williams, fantasy author

Dominic de Mattos said...

Happy Birthday Summer :D

Loving the blogfest! Bit late posting mine but better late than never!

Great hook with your first line!


Sash said...

Happy Birthday from me, too! Love the tinkerbelle pic up there.

Sentence 1: gives a sense of relief and closure, a nice ending. Makes me want to know what that shadow was, exactly.

Sentence 2: Very intriguing! Feathers? Does she have wings? What is she? Definately want to know more, which makes it a great first sentence!

Bess Weatherby said...

Hi! Came upon this blog post kind of late (and then proceeded to enter twice -- sorry!), but I LOVE LOVE this idea. I am very excited to go through and read everyone's sentences. I love yours -- especially the second. So intriguing. I want to know more!

Happy birthday, dear

~ Bess

Lynda Young said...

Happy Birthday, Summer!! I hope it's a great one! :)

erica and christy said...

happy birthday! we almost share a birthday. mine was yesterday! sorry i missed your blogfest. i love when people celebrate last lines...first ones get all the attention when we're preparing to submit our manuscripts!!! great blogfest! enjoy being 29!!! christy

Donna Hole said...

both are such exciting sentences.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Summer. This was such a great way to celebrate. I feel like you've given all of us a present.

Thank you.


Dawn Embers said...

Happy Birthday!

That is an interesting new line. At first I wasn't sure about it but then the feather part came in and it tied the picture together. Sounds enticing and hope there will be more in the future. :-D

Roland D. Yeomans said...

That ending sentence is heavy with echoes of pain and sad victory.

The opening sentence is a great hook, dragging the reader onto the next sentence. Sadly, it is not there. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SUMMER. May your 29th year be filled with only happy surprises.

Oh, thanks to your blog, I received a visit from Fallen of the last sentence with a demand. Sigh. Fallen angels ... there's just no pleasing them. LOL.

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