Three Junes-Master Class 2013 #7

Storch-BadgeHello ! I am so excited to be taking over for Eric. Those are some big shoes to fill, so I hope I do him worthy.  There is so much talent in here!! Now, before we get to today’s assignment, I have some announcements to make.

Last week, our assignment was Lev Grossman’s “The Magicians” chosen by Shannon. The instructions were to add this line: He felt like a safe cracker who – partly by luck – had sussed out the first digit in a lengthy, arduous combination somewhere in the middle of your story. There was missing homework this week, but for those who completed it, it was a fine turn-out of creativity.

We had a short piece from t with a surprise ending that knocked me out of my seat.

Eric Storch came through with an incredible story that blew the universe away.

Shannon’s continued tale filled with magic left us intrigued and craving for more.

Renee’s creepy tale of slices of stones had me looking over my shoulder.

But, there’s always one that grabs you just a little bit more. This week, Steph was at the head of the class with Isn’t That What It’s Always About. She weaves a tale of an alcoholic teacher and a student with a secret to tell with precision and such descriptions as to bring you immediately into the story from the very first word.

This week, to keep things interesting, I asked Steph to choose the first line from the fifth chapter of any book of her choosing. She chose Three Junes by Julia Glass. The first line of the fifth chapter is as follows:

“Clever how the cosmos can, in a single portent, be ingratiating yet sadistic.”

Use this line to start your stories. Please be sure to include the sentence in quotation marks.

You have until 6pm, Monday, February 25, 2013 to turn your assignment in.

Linky is open and ready to accept your assignments. Please use the hashtag #MCprompt when you tweet.

And GO!




  1. Thank you, Sam. I appreciate the recognition. Even though I chose the line, I’ve got nothing yet… I need to think about it, see what comes up! Such a talented group. I look forward to reading this week’s entries!


  2. Congrats to Steph! Awesome stories all around.
    I’m intrigued by the prompt line this week. It’ll require some thought on my part, but I can’t wait to see what the class comes up with! Good luck to everyone!


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