Well, while I was going through my shelves yesterday, looking for a fantasy I might read for the Once Upon a Time V Challenge (more to come about that), I happened upon a copy of Neil Gaiman's Coraline. I read the book a couple of years ago, so I won't be reading it for the challenge; but I thought it might provide some nice teaser lines - and I was right. This snippet comes from p.93 of the paperback edition, and has Coraline trying to bargain with the "other mother" she meets when she enters the "other" house hidden inside the house she shared with her real parents (who have gone mysteriously missing). I apologize for including more than two lines, but it was hard to know what to cut:
"I swear it," said the other mother. "I swear it on my own mother's grave."This is one I really enjoyed. It's creepy and funny, and all-in-all a great read. Short, too - which is something I always appreciate!
"Does she have a grave?" asked Coraline.
"Oh yes," said the other mother. "I put her in there myself. And when I found her trying to crawl out, I put her back."
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