In a terrible flash the heart was torn from the city, and from the rest of us too. For moments earlier a child had walked the street, a sacred gift from God, innocence and beauty, then there was only blood, crumbling walls and a sense that all that was good in the universe had cried out in pain.


He stood in agony and semi-blindness amid a chaos. Then as he began to recover his consciousness, he found himself standing by a pillar some distance from where he had been sitting: he saw a place where tables and chairs were all upside down, legs in the air, amid debris of glass and breakage: he saw the cafe almost empty, nearly everybody gone: he saw the owner, or the manager, advancing aghast to the place of debris: he saw Lilly standing not far off, white as a sheet, and as if unconscious. And still he had no idea of what had happened. He thought perhaps something had broken down. He could not understand.

By descriptionari, June 30, 2012.

Found in Aaron's Rod, authored by D. H. Lawrence.


He went back to the attache case and opened it...Inside the case he saw a keyboard, a small computer screen, two square packets, and a series or wires. Nile knelt down and tapped on the keyboard. A series of codes appeared on the screen: black and white,..

By james, June 8, 2012.

Found in Alex Rider, Scorpia, authored by Anthony Horowitz.