#1LineWed – Old

1LineWedToday’s theme for 1 Line Wednesday, sponsored by RWA’s Kiss of Death Chapter is Old. Here’s a line from my WIP, a young adult superhero novel, Superhero High.

He shoves his gun against my spine and pushes me toward an ancient house with slumping walls and a crumbling roof.

You can see previous week’s themes and lines here.

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#1LineWed – Friendship

1LineWedToday’s theme for 1 Line Wednesday, sponsored by RWA’s Kiss of Death Chapter is Friendship. Here’s a line from my new young adult superhero novel, Superhero High.

The album is filled with pictures of us. Ballet recitals, swim meets, birthdays. We’ve been together for all life’s important events. Until now. I swipe away a tear and whisper, “I can’t do this without you, Ronny.”

You can see previous week’s themes and lines here.

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#1LineWed – Time

1LineWedToday’s theme for 1 Line Wednesday, sponsored by RWA’s Kiss of Death Chapter is Time. Here’s a couple of lines from Cyrus’s POV from The Uprising.

I can’t pretend her sleeping with that douche doesn’t piss me off. I want to punch something every time I see him, which is pretty much every fucking day.

You can see previous week’s themes and lines here.

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#1LineWed – Last Line of a Chapter

1LineWedToday’s theme for 1 Line Wednesday, sponsored by RWA’s Kiss of Death Chapter is the Last Line of a Chapter. Here is the last line from Chapter 12 of The Uprising.

Evan’s POV:
I realize what I want, what I’ve always wanted. Stepping back, I take his hand, lacing our fingers, and lead him to my tent.

You can see previous week’s themes and lines here.

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#1LineWed – Dialogue

1LineWedToday’s theme for 1 Line Wednesday, sponsored by RWA’s Kiss of Death Chapter is Dialogue. Here are a few lines from Cyrus’s POV.

Chapter 5 – Cyrus’s POV:
“What’s going on with you and the redhead.”
“We’re not talking about this, Rainey.”
“Sure we are. You’re being a giant ass.”

You can see previous week’s themes and lines here.

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#1LineWed – Questions

1LineWedToday’s theme for 1 Line Wednesday, sponsored by RWA’s Kiss of Death Chapter is Questions. And the question is, which one? So many to choose from. Here are a few lines from Evan’s POV.

Chapter 6 – Evan’s POV:
He stares at me, spoon midair, milk dripping onto the table.
“Are you going to say something?”
“Have you lost your fucking mind?”

You can see previous week’s themes and lines here.

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#1LineWed – Short Lines

1LineWedToday’s theme for 1 Line Wednesday, sponsored by RWA’s Kiss of Death Chapter is Short Lines. Basically, conveying your message in as few words as possible. Anyone who’s read The Union series knows brevity is not my strong suit, but here is my attempt.

Chapter 10 – Cyrus POV:
I reach the end of the alley and peer around the corner.
Straight into the barrel of a gun.
Shit.

You can see previous week’s themes and lines here.

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#1LineWed – Family

1LineWedToday’s theme for 1 Line Wednesday, sponsored by RWA’s Kiss of Death Chapter is Family. Here is one each from Cyrus’s and Evan’s points of view.

Line 1 – Chapter 29 – Cyrus POV:
“Yeah. I get it. I just…she has family, and I’m not going to take her away from them.”

Line 2 – Chapter 2 – Evan POV
“You’re my dad and you’re dating my ex-boyfriend’s sister! This is gonna make family holidays totally awkward.”

You can see previous week’s themes and lines here.

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#1LineWed – Senses

1LineWedToday’s theme for 1 Line Wednesday, sponsored by RWA’s Kiss of Death Chapter is Senses. So much to choose from here, it was hard to pick a favorite, so once again, I’m choosing one from Evan’s and one from Cyrus’s point of view.

Line 1 – Chapter 2 – Cyrus POV:
The cry of a seagull cuts above the ocean roar as the briny air slams into me like a wall of odor.

Line 2 – Chapter 15 – Evan POV
My lungs expand, filling themselves with clean, fresh air, while my eyes drink in the raw beauty of the Ruins.

You can see previous week’s themes and lines here.

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#1LineWed – Similes or Metaphores

1LineWedToday’s theme for 1 Line Wednesday, sponsored by RWA’s Kiss of Death Chapter is Similes or Metaphors. This might be my favorite theme to date. I never metaphor I didn’t like (bu-du-bum, I’ll be here all week). This from Chapter 5 of The Uprising from Evan’s point of view.

I stare at his retreating form, feeling as if I’ve just consumed a buffet full of emotions.

And to celebrate revisions being complete and the final edits before going out to beta readers, I’m including a second one from Chapter 13 from Cyrus’s point of view.

She whispers my name like a plea, and I’m falling, stepping off a ledge into the unknown.

You can see previous week’s themes and lines here.

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#1LineWed – Hooks

1LineWedToday’s theme for 1 Line Wednesday, sponsored by RWA’s Kiss of Death Chapter is Hooks, or the last line in a chapter, that line that makes the reader need to turn the page. Hooks are not my specialty, so this took a little digging, but also a reminder that I need to do a better job with these! Here is the closing line from Chapter 9 of The Uprising from Evan’s point of view.

Tony turns to glance at us, a slow smile spreading across his face. Holy shit…we hit the jackpot!

You can see previous week’s themes and lines here.

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#1LineWed – Coffee

1LineWedToday’s theme for 1 Line Wednesday, sponsored by RWA’s Kiss of Death Chapter is Coffee. Seriously, coffee. Anyone who’s read The Union series knows that my main character, Evan, has a love affair with coffee. The hardest part was finding the right line. This is Cyrus’s first taste of coffee in the Union from The Uprising, book 3 in the series.

Setting my cup down, I turn to Ev. “I don’t get what it is you love about this stuff. It tastes like burnt piss.”

You can see previous week’s themes and lines here.

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#1LineWed – Names

1LineWedToday’s theme for 1 Line Wednesday, sponsored by RWA’s Kiss of Death Chapter is Names. Now there’s an open-ended theme for you. Here is a line from Cyrus point of view, when he first meets Jack and Lisa.

A pretty blonde stands beside a douche-bag-looking dude. “Jack,” he says, tipping his chin, proving my assessment.

You can see previous week’s themes and lines here.

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