1.No one suspected that every one of the vaccine syringes sent to those areas would render their receivers sterile for life.
2.“I need something to look forward to that doesn’t come in a bottle. You got any ideas?”
3.It was enough for her that he’d found a lost child and returned him to his parents.
4.The largest golden maple leaf I’d ever seen landed at my feet as I turned the corner.
5.We had an understanding, Jefferson and I. He promised me freedom for my unborn children.
6.His bike still hung on the rack, covered in dust, and one wheel bent into a moon shape.
7.The baby’s name was Petra before the neighborhood prophet said something disconcerting to her father.
8.On a night like this, the sky should be full of stars, but as she looked up, her legs almost gave out.
9.This was the seventh parcel to arrive for her with nothing for a return address but a dried blossom under a square of packing tape.
10.Custer graduated at the bottom of his class at West Point. There was a reason.
11.“I’d just stepped out of Ford’s for a drink during intermission. Booth was drinking in the same saloon. And then he wasn’t.”
12.With his background and fierce appearance, no one expected Bruno the mastiff to be a good dog for small children.
13.I know how he sees me; the alcohol helps with that. But it doesn’t argue with him.
14.Her first love lay on the table in a neat, familiar arrangement, while her second love waited for her to come read them.
15.The trolls in that valley are the ones who found me and gave me my name.
16.She was the kind of person who loudly insulted others’ intelligence while neglecting her own.
17.I could barely look at it. The sticky note attached to the jar read, “Careful. It’s loaded.”
18.He prided himself on understanding criminals. This one, with his glassy eyes and unerasable smirk, was the first to humble him.
19.Once she catches your scent — a scent like yours, especially — she learns everything about you.
20.The freeway was completely deserted, and the only words on the marquee near my exit were “Supplies have run out, and shelters are full.”
21.I don’t sleep with that stone unless I want to wake up feeling as though I spent the whole night running.
22.She’d spend hours in the shop, looking over different stones, holding them briefly in her hand — until she found one that didn’t want to leave her fingers.
23.Everyone assumed Jack the Ripper was a man. It was the perfect cover for the family business.
24.She told me I was the perfect candidate for their weaponized shifter program; and their target was someone easy to dislike.
25.“Oh, spare me the theatrics, and go cry somewhere else,” he said, adding, “No one wants to see that.”
26.I spent a thousand years in that bottle before a child freed me from it and called me “Mama.”
27.The first time I remember him looking at me with anything like pride was when I screamed in his face.
28.The label on the bottle said “Drink me,” and Alice rolled her eyes and snickered as she poured herself a glass.
29.It was there the billionaires of the world gathered to announce their joint decision, either oblivious or indifferent to the revolution brewing next door.
30.Her voice broke over the phone when mine did, but she said, “It’s actually pretty nice here.”
31.If they don’t find Ben attractive, they at least find him compelling. That’s the problem.
32.I looked into the crystal ball and saw myself walking hand-in-hand with my mortal enemy.
33.I knew she’d been scratched during the attack, but until now, full moons hadn’t been a problem.
34.You were born to make mistakes and to change the world as you learned from them.
35.He quietly rolled the car back down the driveway and into the street before pausing for one last look at my bedroom window.
36.Even with a baby in her arms and her hair loose, I knew her. And it all came back.
37.The one thing my mother hadn’t told me about her past was the reason I now lived in an icy cave near the top of the highest peak.
38.He made it sound as though the very worst thing I could be was a witch.