I'm in the middle of moving, so I'm a little frazzled at the moment, but I have noticed that many SSS contributors have started at the beginning of their stories and post 6 consecutive sentences each week. That way, people can follow the story along.
I think that's pretty cool and wish I'd figured it out sooner rather than just posting random snippets.
...so I'm going to steal it :)
As a bit of a lead up, this is only 5 sentences, but they are set apart from the rest of the text. The reason is, this story is kindof like a dark fairy-tale, so I wanted that sort of stylized, story-time opening. I may or may not keep the entire thing, but for now, this is what's there.
Okay, enough chattering... here are the first 5 sentences of Project #2 :
In the city of glass, there was one stone tower in a garden grown wild. Abandoned and feral, long tongues of ivy and morning glory were devouring the walls, their hungry roots finding holds in the stone that glass could not provide.
No one remembered who had built the tower, or why, or how, for the people only knew how to pour moulds of glass and iron upon which to raise their city. Very few went near the garden, and those that did hurried past it, their eyes averted from the erratic maze of roots and branches. They feared that the irregular leaves and flower petals that grew in oddly regular spirals would somehow invade and corrupt their short, easily measured lives.