The Friday 56 is a weekly blog meme hosted by Freda’s Voice. Join in every Friday, the rules are simple.
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader.
*Find any sentence (or a few, just don’t spoil it) that grab you.
*Add your (url) post here in Linky. Add the post url, not your blog url. It’s that simple.
While I spoke, there came a marked change over the countenance of the sleep-waker. The eyes rolled themselves slowly open, the pupils disappearing upwardly; the skin generally assumed a cadaverous hue, resembling not so much parchment as white paper…”
I love me some Edgar Allan Poe. He’s my go-to author for Halloween. This 56 is from his short story The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar found in my copy of The Tell-Tale Heart and Other Writings. I haven’t read this particular story yet, but it sounds a tad grotesque, but that’s Poe for you.