The 31st book on my Kerouac bookshelf is Jack Kerouac's Book of Dreams (City Lights, 1981), and the 31st sentence (in honor of today being the 31st day of the month) is:
I run-- (p. 10)Not much of a sentence, but it has a subject and a predicate. It's also arguably the 31st sentence. Once again I ran into making difficult judgment calls about when an em dash acted like a period, when a proper noun constituted a sentence beginning, and so on. A lotta ins, lotta outs, lotta what-have-you's. And a lotta strands to keep in my head. Lotta strands in old Rick's head.*
I'll leave it to you to read Book of Dreams in order to get context for today's sentence. Fair warning: tomorrow is the penultimate post of the project since we started it on March 2 and once we do an entry for the first of the month tomorrow, it's all over but the final collation of all 31 sentences in one post (that should happen Tuesday).
* Name the movie reference and you win Beat brownie points for the day.