the friday 56

The Friday 56

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that's ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it)
*Post it.

I'm reading The Magician's Lie.

The road was long and rough, and every bump on it shot through my leg like fire. I'd asked for another dose of laudanum but was given barely a drop, with the lecture that sometimes people who took too much of it simply stopped breathing, not that I had any way of knowing such a thing. Despite the burning pain, I kept my mouth firmly shut the whole ride home. I wouldn't scare Mother by moaning, and I wouldn't give Ray the satisfaction of knowing how badly I was hurt. If not for him, I would have danced.


fredamans said...

I'm so pulled in by your snippet. Sounds like a wonderful story! Wishing you the best for 2019!

Laura said...

Curious about the dynamics between these characters. I'd like to try this one.

My Friday 56 from That Which Grows Wild

Mary said...

intrigued by your snippet and the "water for elephants meets the night circus". hope it lives up to those high expectations!

Lauren Stoolfire said...

Hmm! I might have to look this up. :)

Lauren @ Always Me