Sunday Sentence

In which I participate in David Abrams’s “Sunday Sentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

Sol was a singular man whose passion for purpose, innate optimism, moral compass, quiet dignity and irrepressible memory proved inspiring to his family, his shul, his museum, and so many others.

Source: “Sol Rosenkranz.”

Monday Markets and Jobs for Writers

Background of a keyboard, mug of coffee, and wallet on a tabletop; text label indicating "Markets and Jobs for Writers: No fees to submit work/apply. Paying gigs only."

The weekly batch of no-fee, paying competitions, contests, and calls for submissions—plus jobs for those of us who write (especially those of us who write fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction). These posts are intended to complement/supplement monthly issues of The Practicing Writer newsletter, where you’ll always find more listings, none of them limiting eligibility to residents of a single municipality, state, or province (this blog, on the other hand, does sometimes include those more restricted opportunities).

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Sunday Sentence

In which I participate in David Abrams’s “Sunday Sentence” project, sharing the best sentence I’ve read during the past week, “out of context and without commentary.”

Ruined.

Source: “Generations” by Rachel Hall (in Heirlooms: Stories).

Yes, I’ve read this before, many times. But I reread it this week because I was teaching it. And as my students noted, this is a powerful line.