Answers to Our Fill In The Blank Challenge

On Tuesday, we offered some lines from well-known literary works, missing but a word or two. How well did you do in filling in the blanks?

We’ve placed the answers below the fold.

You shouldn’t peek unless you really want to know.

All right then. Here are the answers:

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Typopotamus At Large

© 2012 Anneliese Hise

We’ve all seen them. They leap off the page, out from a billboard or a marquee. Ridiculously obvious typos somehow make it past every eyeball and out into the public.

We’re all human. Mistakes will be made. We might as well laugh about it.

Send us your original pictures of goofy typos and we’ll post them here at Indies Unlimited, with a photo credit to you. Here’s how to play along:


1. If you see a funny typo while you are out there in the wide world, snap a picture.

2. Obscure any identifying information. (We’re not in this to embarrass anyone.)

3. Use the contact form to let us know about it, providing a description of the hilarity.

4. We’ll send you the super-secret atomic access code so you can get the picture to us.

5. We run a feature post with the picture, your description and a credit to you!

Sound like fun? Warm up those camera phones and Polaroids or whatever ya got and let’s play!

Stay tuned for upcoming tutorials on screen captures and how to blur identifying info.

Pin the Phrase on the Author – Round 2 Answers


Everyone has gotten a chance to read articles by the IU staff, but how did you do at picking their writing out of a lineup?

We posted five lines from five books by five different authors on the Indies Unlimited staff and asked you to match the correct line with the correct author. If you haven’t had a chance to play, here is the link to the original article before you peek at the answers below the fold. You’re not peeking below the fold are you? I thought I felt a draft.

The authors are next to the lines from their own books.

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Pin the Phrase on the Author (Round 2)

Everyone has gotten a chance to read articles by the IU staff, but could you pick their writing out of a lineup?

Below, you will see lines excerpted from the books of five Indies Unlimited authors. Can you tell which author wrote which line? Bonus points if you also know the book from which the line comes!

Below and to the left are pictures of the IU authors and next to each, a line from a book. The authors are not next to the lines from their own books. Or are they? See if you can mix and match the author with the line. Put your guesses in the comment section below (1. author name, 2. author name, etc.). The winner gets bragging rights.

Answers will be posted at 2 PM Pacific Time on Sunday, April 22. Good luck!

  1. “The tiny park was nicely tended, with some venerable old umbrella pines that leaned away from the prevailing winds off the water.”
  2. “Here, there is a palpable frenzy of guilty consumption, and despite the bleak economy, a marathon of parties – and an undercurrent of sex for sale.”
  3. “I drove through layers of absence.”
  4. “The sense of loss I felt had faded into the back of my heart, tucked into the place where those things best left unexamined dwelt.”
 Yvonne Hertzberger 5. “The darkness deepened until I was on the precipice of a hideous void.”