Tumbarumba First Lines, #2: Jim
The first lines of James Patrick Kelly's Tumbarumba story, "Painting the Air":
"I'm sick of dusting her fans!" Jaya stepped out of her pants and tossed them at Hool, her djinn lover. They fluttered across the room and spun to rest under his bed. "Grinding pigment for that old crow's paint. Lugging bolts of silk from the market." She unstrung the laces of her shirt and let it fall from her shoulders. The damp, smoky air of the room seemed to cling to on her skin. It was a relief to be naked.
Nine more days.Posted by benrosen at November 22, 2008 09:21 AM | Up to blog