5th line from your book...

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Userphoto9 original Reader Writer · Reader · edited 6 months ago
That’s fantastic! It’s so sad that our generation won’t be able to reach this space frontier. But learning now astronomy and everything else space related can help to hasten space exploration. Personally, I read sites like https://solarstory.net/planets/earth and watch Neil deGrasse Tyson’s videos on YouTube, and read different literature. IMHO that’s so interesting.
21686023 10155757179491340 4732809479297639382 n Jim Quinlan · Author · added about 2 years ago
The Graveyard Shift... 

Suddenly there was a loud clank as a drain cover in the corner of the room flipped open, “What’s going on up ere?”, exclaimed Ragbone Rat as he emerged from down below, “I’m trying to sleep down here”.
Profilepic Anu Besson · Author · edited over 2 years ago
5th line of THE OLD GOD: "They could do nothing to help." 

Quite bleak! :D 
Author photos 007 10 Eric Christopherson · Author · added over 2 years ago
5th line from Frame-Up: "I want you facing death."
Borregomephoto01cropped Moro Rogers · Author · added over 2 years ago
"I’m a carrion eater..."
G41fnsv0 Anthony Vieira · Author · edited over 2 years ago
"This was the longest he had gone without ingesting mind-altering chemicals of any kind (except maybe the Twinkie and Diet Rock Star he had pounded at a gas station a half-hour before) in the last six years."
Yxhk42e4 Anniken Haga · Author · edited about 2 years ago · 2 likes
’’At my side, a machine read my blood pressure and heartbeat.’’
Is the 5th line of Artificial Generation
Userphoto7 original Corey and Natasha Kern · Author · edited over 2 years ago · 1 like
The fifth line of The Enhanced! A Super Hero Novel
"As he did so, a feeling of nausea overcame him."
0925161337 J. Danielle Dorn · Author · edited over 2 years ago · 2 likes
Late to the party, but the fifth line of Devil’s Call is the narrator failing to adhere to the rules of grammar:

"Why there was no other way this story was going to end."
10010804 10204405977324996 934323765199511974 o André Brun · Author · edited about 2 years ago · 1 like
the fifth line of Lies and Deception :
“Help me.” Elizabeth was breathing heavily. Her voice turned down to a whisper.
Someone followed me to work ... he… he is now shooting the patients.”
28954eec79977b1f707fdbba327a364c Maximillian dErembou · Author · added over 2 years ago
From Nightfall: Book One of the Nightsong Space Opera, now on the Nerdist Sci-Fi Contest. Please like!

"The crunching of boots on frozen snow caused the king to crouch in the shadow of a chunk of fallen hull; more pirates were coming."

Max D
18278952 10105531439962004 7699412381249820269 o Evan Graham · Author · edited about 2 years ago · 3 likes
The fifth line of Tantalus Depths is boring out of context, but the fifth line of what I’ve written so far in Proteus is much better:
"Seated in the center of this jungle of wiring was something that, a few decades ago, would have been called a man."
Profile pic Seth Greenberg · Author · edited over 2 years ago · 2 likes
      "He was sweating as Captain Ethan Nova played off the near-death experience with his usual candor. "
G6ohwk9u Patrick Tebbe · Author · edited over 2 years ago · 2 likes
5th line from Crow’s Gambit.

"No little green men, giant flying saucers in the sky, or take us to your leader."
Zgqf1fqf 400x400 D. Navekar · Author · edited over 2 years ago · 1 like
Sweet thread you have here. 5th line from Opuscosmos.

The stag had already disappeared, most likely having his spinning head resting on porcelain.
Pretty aror Em · Author · edited over 2 years ago · 2 likes
5th line from Rifted is:
Prison, he thought, a place he’d known before. 

Fun thread!
Ajsmall Alistair James · Author · edited over 2 years ago · 1 like
Cool thread!  5th line from The Force Inherent:

"The cigarettes were old and stained and tasted too much of nicotine, and nobody wanted to be caught doing such an illegal thing — regulations don’t permit it on the ships, gas pockets and all that.
Me J. Graham-Jones · Author · edited over 2 years ago · 4 likes
The 5th sentence in 1000 Faces:

"The projected gaze, the manual argues, must serve as a surrogate for the actual, biological gaze, or else a beholder may become unsettled by or mistrustful of the wearer. If the eyes are the window to the soul, we must present at least the illusion of that window."
Self G. R. Paskoff · Author · edited over 2 years ago · 1 like

This is quite a fun list.

"And even on the night of his death, the way he yanked up the collar of his overcoat and scrunched into it like a turtle would have been seen as natural, for the gale winds and rain cascading slantwise in surging waves across the rows of slickened parked cars presented a daunting gauntlet to run."

27fe5424ca07cb54a91803a77e7bbf1e Quincy Z. Gunderson · Author · edited over 2 years ago · 1 like
Here’s mine, from Specimen X:
The means of conducting war were rapidly becoming mechanized.

Pxuytwsw Ryan Muzzey · Author · edited over 2 years ago · 2 likes
Here’s the fifth line from my book. The line references a child pickpocket cutting purses in a crowded market street. It’s a short line with not much to it, but the whole chapter is available in the link.

From The Odd Coin
The work was delicate, but had an easy rhythm to it.
Author pic square Jane-Holly Meissner · Author · edited over 2 years ago · 3 likes
Yes,  the 5th sentence in your manuscript (which I chose arbitrarily). :) Here’s mine from Mutants: Uprising-

The speaker snickers like he’s just told the best joke ever, and something soft hits your side as you jerk awake.
Pic222 Chris Picone · Author · edited over 2 years ago · 3 likes
How fun! I love little activities like this.  And there’s been some ripper lines there.  Paul, yours was very Douglas Adams.  Rebecca, you should have stuck with "no - stop!" Out of context, that’s quite intriguing and potentially very funny. 

I’m not sure I understood the task right.  I took it literally, going to the fifth line as Inkshares presented it, and then captured whichever complete sentence I found there.

Here’s my from my fantasy novel Kanimbla:  "On any other day, Dale would have been awake for hours, sitting with his back against a tree waiting patiently for the first animals of the day to make their way down one of the many small creeks that dotted the landscape – but today was no ordinary day."

And from my sci fi short story Sunraysia:  "
Garuda 9 loomed in the atmosphere above, far too big to land on this little rock."

Solo Andrea L Boyd · Author · edited over 2 years ago · 2 likes
I’m liking everyone’s lines. This is a great idea.

From Slipping:

He lifted weights, too, to keep muscle definition, of course, but only twice a week, and only after the bike ride.
2015 12 02 20.28.58 Janna Grace · Author · edited almost 2 years ago · 4 likes
Love this idea! From The Talkers are Talking:

"What a swan song."

This is in the voice of the cannibal (for context- talking about losing control of his bowels if he dies), so the sentences are much shorter. Enjoyed reading your lines everyone =)
Autumn leaves owl K.L. Noone · Author · edited almost 2 years ago · 3 likes
Technically my fifth sentence is "Oliver couldn’t remember a time without his."

Which sort of needs context (his what?) so here:

Fairy-companions weren’t unheard-of. Unusual, but not unheard-of. Rare. Legendary, even.

Oliver couldn’t remember a time without his." :-)
2017 11 10 18.40.38 1 TCC Edwards · Reader · edited almost 2 years ago · 3 likes
From Far Flung:

The scientist directed the readings to Third Mind, allowing the more analytical part to catalog the data. First and Second Mind looked at the more immediate problem – determining how this ship had appeared instead of the target, and what to do with it.

(A tiny bit past the 5th sentence, but couldn’t resist)
Onat790s Jacqui Castle · Author · edited almost 2 years ago · 3 likes
Fun! 5th Line from The Walls are Closing In

The top, which I cannot see from where I’m standing, even though I stare until my eyes start to burn in the bright sunlight.
Inkshares photo Les Abernathy · Reader · edited almost 2 years ago · 2 likes
Here’s the 5th line from my current project, The Variant War.

"Most of the right side of Beckman’s hair had been cut short and dyed red in an effort to blend in with the eccentric lifestyles of the area."

The first chapter is up on my page if you want to read more.

Lowrez0033 Leslie Nipkow · Reader · edited almost 2 years ago · 3 likes

"To someone looking out from within the newborn temple of applied beauty, I must resemble a before picture: hair spiking wildly around the edges of my cap, Chucks worn down at the heels, raccoon circles ringing my tired eyes." - from HOW TO KISS LIKE A MOVIE STAR 

303706 10150954327860478 2105082505 n Paul Plante · Author · edited almost 2 years ago · 4 likes
5th line from NaNo WIP ’STEEL’S EARTH’ (didn’t realize this is a paragraph, oh well haha)

Now, any gelatinous being of mostly-non-Newtonian-fluid would assure one that referring to its limbs, or proboscises as some might have, or joint-less appendages, as a paw or other such soft sounding descriptors is preferable to hand or claw, beings of physicality’s of a less-than-solid nature take insult if any word that sounds dense describes any part of their entity. At least this is a deeply, socially fundamentally important truth, stated as such, by some like Consul Reok Forx, who is a researcher for the University Galactic Board of Naming Conventions and Other Such Proper Titles and Pronouns.

There’s nothing special about STEEL’S EARTH on my profile, I’m just really excited about the story compared to my others :)
1927655 10153104276537504 8736082307973971161 n Sammy Wilsmore · Author · edited almost 2 years ago · 4 likes
"I’m going to be here for a while. Mostly alone. But I’m okay with that. Research keeps me occupied and the views are amazing."

Mine starts as a log entry, so I had to search to find the proper 5th line that wasn’t "Log entry xyz"

You can find the context here: https://www.inkshares.com/books/space-cat
Valkyrie2 %282%29 Tahani Nelson · Author · edited almost 2 years ago · 4 likes
“Come on, Kai. I’m not going to get stuck mucking stables again because you can’t get up like any regular faoii for chapel.”

hmmm... Think I like the 5th line from the excerpt better:

"An arrow from the east caught him first and he toppled off the roof. Kaiya grinned."

I guess while I’m here I should tell you to click HERE and read the rest of it. ;)
Author pic square Jane-Holly Meissner · Author · edited almost 2 years ago · 6 likes
Post the fifth line from your book! Here’s mine:

 Abbie was sitting on a mossy stump, watching bees as they swarmed the petite white blooms of a blackberry bramble, and anticipating the bountiful harvest she’d enjoy in the coming months.

from Fae Child ( bit.ly/faechild )