I got this from Chris Barzak.Via Ms. Bond, a work in progress meme:
Turn to page 123 in your work-in-progress. (If you haven’t gotten to page 123 yet, then turn to page 23. If you haven’t gotten there yet, then get busy and write page 23.) Count down four sentences and then instead of just the fifth sentence, give us the whole paragraph (that it comes from).
She was in the back seat of the car, sitting on the hump and pressed between Kale and a guy she didn’t know. She was trying to look out between the driver and the passenger at the headlights on the road. She had her eyes firmly front because sometimes she got car sick in the back seat and she’d had the beer and the shot of Jaeger and she didn’t want to get sick but she didn’t want to be a pain and ask to sit up front, either. She was the youngest person in the car, she knew. Out of her league. Running with the big kids. She didn’t know where they were going, just that they were out in the middle of nowhere on a road with trees and not many other cars. She needed to call Lindsay and tell her.