But then, I’ve been married a long time.
‘His articulate hands moved around my face as if fashioning an imaginary veil there.’
First Sentence: Mona Simpson
‘A year later, still in third person, I’d taken five days off my character’s long wait. I’d moved to present tense, though, for more immediacy.’
The Driving Child
‘Staring out at the endless gray, Mary wrote a letter to her mother and told her she'd named the baby Jane, the name she'd years ago given her only doll.’