9 April 20 | Daily challenge

Writing challenge

Write about your day in a long sentence (minimum 100 words) that is both readable (because elegantly punctuated) and sustains interest all the way, by keeping back something dramatic.


I did not want to know but I have since come to know that one of the girls, when she wasn’t a girl any more and hadn’t long been back from her honeymoon, went into the bathroom, stood in front of the mirror, unbuttoned her blouse, took off her bra and aimed her own father’s gun at her heart, her father at the time was in the dining room with other members of the family and three guests.

Opening sentence from A Heart So White, Javier Marias, translated by Margaret Jull Costa

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