This week’s teaser is from Bluebeard’s Egg – a collection of short stories by Margaret Atwood.
This teaser is the first paragraph taken from a story called Two Stories About Emma. Seems quite a promising start, doesn’t it?
There are some women who seem to be born without fear, just as there are people who are born without the ability to feel pain.
The painless ones go around putting their hands on hot stoves, freezing their feet to the point of gangrene, scalding the linings of their throats with boiling coffee, because there is no warning anguish. Evolution does not favor them.
So too perhaps with the fearless women, because there aren’t very many of them around. I myself have known only two.
~ Bluebeard’s Egg by Margaret Atwood
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
- Grab your current read
- Open to a random page
- Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
- BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
- Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!