Pick up the nearest book of 123 pages or more. (No cheating!)
Find Page 123.
Find the first 5 sentences.
Post the next 3 sentences.
Tag 5 people.
And here is what I found.
I'd worn the same hairstyle since six, when a phonebook boosted my face onto the mirror,
a few inches off Julio's effort to bend. Every month he asked me what I wanted
and I said the same thing my father next in turn for the chair
that had cradled him for thirty years. At nine I memorized Julio's story
of exile, the whisper of sissors slicing the air as he paced around me
On Havana nights, he was a tenor. Barber by day.
And there you have it. Julio, El Barbero by Kevin A. Gonzalez from Crab Orchard Review Vol. 9 No. 2 It's an interesting exercise. Keeping with the sentences rule, we get only one half of the line of poetry at the end. Lovely. Here are my five: Jorge, Megan, Scott, Amy Stewart, Todd