Here's mine from "The River Styx Runs Upstream" the first story in the short story collection Prayers to Broken Stones by Dan Simmons:
I loved my mother very much. After her funeral, after the coffin was lowered, the family went home and waited for her to return.
**This really snagged me. After all...if mother is dead and the coffin has been lowered...how is she returning?
The Friday 56 is a bookish meme sponsored by Freda's Voice. It is really easy to participate. Just grab a book, any book, and turn to page 56. Find a sentence that grabs you and post it.
Here's mine from "Eyes I Dare Not Meet in Dreams" the second story in the short story collection Prayers to Broken Stones by Dan Simmons:
"I'm not sure we need any more surprises," Bremen mumbled.