Master Class 2013: Cat in Hiding

Storch-BadgeΒ  Settle down, class! Your assignment for next week is on the chalkboard below. Let’s take a moment to discuss last week’s assignments, which were all from Robert Heinlein’s To Sail Beyond Sunset and the first line from that book, which was “I woke up in bed with a man and a cat.” I was overall pleased with all 8 of them and enjoyed the various directions everyone went beyond the bedroom.

Lexy gave us a tale of a caged and mutilated woman that was outside the box fantastic.

Marian returned this week with a bit of Seussical humor and mermaids.

Carrie brought Rachel back and turned her into an old bitty.

We paid another delightful visit to Harper’s Grove with Eric this week.

Kir reminded us of college life that I hope none of my students participate in. πŸ˜‰

But it was a humorous tale of the devil written by the returning Troy that really stuck with me. As such, I asked Troy to choose any book, open it to page 144 and give me the 4th line on the page. Class, here is your assignment:


Your challenge this week is to use this line as a fourth. It can be used anywhere in the story as long as it is in a 4th position (8th line, 12th line, 16th line, etc). Please be sure the line stands out from the rest of your text by bolding or italicizing or enclosing it within quotes.

You have until Tuesday, May 14 at 9:00 PM to hand in your assignments.

The linkup is now live.

Ready? Set? Write!


    • That happens from time to time, especially after cramming to get something submitted before a deadline. I think my brain may never recover! My muse is still complaining about it!


  1. I loved Troy’s piece, so funny – and this line will be good. Though right now I’m having a tough time trying to figure out how to ensure that it’s a 4th


  2. Love this line! I’m already feeling inspired to write, even though I’m stuck here at work. And that new banner caught my eye immediately! Love that new look on your blog. πŸ™‚


  3. wow, your blog header is Exquisite. I love it.

    and I love the new line….let’s write ! πŸ™‚

    (Btw, t’s piece was sooooo good. I’m glad you picked it)


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