Donna Everhart

First Sentence Friday!

I’m sorry to say the place Dixie is visiting below is the reason for her insomnia if you recall the sentence from last week.  But, that’s all I can say.

And…just so you know, the next three posts will have to be *modified* so I don’t give anything away.  Spoilers are no fun!


Riding down in the clunky elevator, I stared at the floor and then moved as if in a fog out through the smelly lobby, past the desk with the black haired, red-lipped lady who didn’t even bother to look up.

the education of dixie dupree

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14 thoughts on “First Sentence Friday!”

  1. Hah, and is it TOO weird that immediately I placed myself in the person of the black-haired, red-lipped lady? (I may not be looking up, but I am watching Dixie. I cannot wait to meet her.)

    1. Well, you might fit the description, but this particular lady is disinterested in anything but smacking her gum, flipping through magazines, and watching the clock.

      I can’t wait for you to meet her either!

  2. What a wonderful sentence, Donna! The way you appeal to the senses, makes the scene come alive in my mind!
    I am looking forward to meeting her too. <3 <3 <3

    1. Awww. Poor little Dixie definitely deals with WAY too much for someone her age.

      I can’t believe we’re almost to the end of August!

  3. Hmmm… is the missing article before “black haired, red-lipped lady” a deliberate omission? When you only give us one sentence, I’ll pick up on anything for clues. Without an indefinite article, I want to presume this lady is known to our Dixie…?

    Release date draweth nigh, but not nigh enough!! 😉

    1. Oh dang it. TYPO! I fixed it. You had me going, I was like huuuuh? Wahhh?
      An “A” for you Inspector Smith! And you even used those sleuthing skills to make the sentence seem very different than intended.
      Make that “A+++!”

  4. Curses, you black-haired, red-lipped sloth. Look up. Now! QUICK! So you can tell us more about Dixie. Which way is she headed? What’s that in her hand? And is that red paint on her wrist? Or blood? Curse you, it’s too late now, she’s gone. I won’t bother to like you, black-haired, red-lipped lady who doesn’t bother to look up. I do not like you at all, no ma’am. Not watching Dixie, not with your hair in a pixie, I do not like you black-haired, red-lipped lady with no bothers.

    1. Well THAT was entertaining. I don’t like her either. She’s a very minor character, so we can give Dixie that.

      That last sentence? Downright Seussian. That, or you’ve been drinking. 🙂

  5. So the plot thickens and the shit has hit the fan. Cool.

    It is a shame we all got spoiled by the part Christina Hendricks played on Mad Men. We no longer can think of our own nasty and conniving red lipped vamps and we have all met at least a couple of them.

    1. I sort of envy women who can smear the brightest of reds on their mouths and 1) look damn good when they do, and 2) not have it on their teeth when they smile. In this case I was going for tacky though. In an earlier scene she’s smacking her gum.

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