The dartboard hangs precariously on a wall in the study, between tall bookcases and ornately framed oil paintings. It is almost camouflaged in the shadows despite its bold pattern, but the knife reaches its target each and every time it is thrown, very near the bull’s-eye that is obscured by the newspaper clipping pinned to the board.
Hey, it’s the present tense! I wrote a book in the present tense once. Anyway, I guess no one likes a bad review, not even a magician.
Of course, I already posted a rather massive teaser from The War of the Ravels on Sunday, but that wasn’t from the page I’m currently working on (plus it was, after all, a Sunday), so it doesn’t really qualify for Teaser Tuesday. So here are a couple lines that do.
“So the maid was preparing to clean vegetables or whatever it is they do in this basin, and—”
“And a pair of feet emerged from the drain.”
Don’t you hate when that happens?