Some authors are able to write a sentence that can be taken out of context and stand by itself. Those authors should get a special prize. Here are a few from Accordion Crimes by E. Annie Proulx.
"Together they were in a closeness not even lovers could know, as the shadows of two birds at different altitudes cross the ground touching."
"Two eyes in one head, they called the father and son."
"Dios, said the waiters and his embarrassed children, he talks too much, they must have vaccinated him with a Victrola needle."
Excerpts from Leroy Cooper's memoir as told to me during conversations that took place during the 2 years we knew each other. I also write humor, flash fiction, celebrity interviews, real and made up stories--see if you can guess which are which.