I’ve seen several mentions of the Chapter 11 meme that’s going around, where you post the first line of Chapter 11 in whatever book you’re reading. Well, I just picked up the book I’m reading, opened it to the bookmark, and, you guessed it, I’m on Chapter 11. That seems like too much of an omen to ignore. I’m going to fudge a little, though, and quote the whole first paragraph of that chapter, since the first sentence is pretty short:
“The storm came up suddenly, without warning. One moment the sky was clear and blue, the sun burning through a heat haze, and the next minute it was dark and ugly.”
The book is HOT CARGO by Orrie Hitt. I’ll be posting my thoughts about it in the next day or two.