5th line from your book...

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Pxuytwsw Ryan Muzzey · Author · added 7 days ago
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.
Img 2511 Jane-Holly Meissner · Author · edited 12 days ago · 2 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 13 days ago · 2 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."

Cheers!
Solo Andrea L Boyd · Author · edited 13 days 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 21 days 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 21 days ago · 4 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." :-)
Img 0883 Rebecca Pert · Author · edited 13 days ago · 6 likes
Technically my 5th sentence is "no - stop"! My 4th one is a bit meatier:

My birth, my untimely entrance into the world, on the hottest day of 1977, when the sun seemed to hang unmoving in the sky, and the washing hung in the back gardens of the estate like limp tongues, and my mother’s body, as if exhausted, gave up and dumped its cargo two months early, letting me slither out unceremoniously, limp, half-baked, wrinkled as a burst balloon, onto a tarpaulin on the living-room floor.

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz TCC Edwards · Author · edited 21 days ago · 4 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)
Profilepicture4 Jacqui Castle · Reader · edited 21 days ago · 4 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.
R6rgp3ky Les Abernathy · Author · edited 24 days ago · 3 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.

https://www.inkshares.com/books/the-variant-war-71dd0e
Lowrez0033 Leslie Nipkow · Author · edited 21 days ago · 4 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 13 days ago · 5 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 :)
Sammy photo Sammy Wilsmore · Author · edited 7 days ago · 5 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
Iy9w 11m Tahani Nelson · Author · edited 13 days ago · 5 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. ;)
Img 2511 Jane-Holly Meissner · Author · edited 13 days 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 )