Rules icons exploding

All this time the fireworks keep exploding — every time there’s a momentary pause, we relax, but then more go off, Nick’s hands shake again, and I tense up. Every explosion is accompanied by shrieks, laughter, and applause. In between the fireworks, the pale shallow circle from the flashlight is the only illumination. All the streetlamps are burned out.

The Rules for Hearts, p.93

Courtesy of the lovely and talented Colleen Coover, here’s the third of seven icons based on different elements of The Rules for Hearts. I’ll release one a week, each with a quote from the book, until the beginning of April. Feel free to use them wherever you’d like! And if you put them somewhere on your blog, MySpace, journal, etc., I’d love it if you posted the address in the comments!

These icons also exist as vinyl stickers, suitable for decorating computers, skateboards, instrument cases, etc. Want a set of all seven stickers? Send a self-addressed stamped envelope to:

Sara Ryan
Mercury Studio
333 SW 5th Ave., Suite 303
Portland, OR 97204

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  • puella_17
    February 27, 2007 at 11:29 am

    i got the stickers in the mail today. they’re mad sweet.

  • thisisnotanlj
    February 27, 2007 at 12:37 pm

    yay! glad you like them. :)

  • anonymous
    February 27, 2007 at 12:42 pm

    i got the stickers in the mail today too! they are awesome. that excerpt looks like it’s going to be a great chapter. thanks!

  • sloanebueller
    March 1, 2007 at 7:13 pm

    My best friend and I bonded over The Empress of the World, and I was wondering how much the stickers are becasue I would like to give them to her for her birthday.

  • thisisnotanlj
    March 1, 2007 at 9:40 pm

    likewise! and what an excellent hedwig icon, btw.
    the stickers cost only postage; send me a self-addressed stamped envelope and i will send them your way. :)

  • sloanebueller
    March 3, 2007 at 3:25 pm

    I am too excited!
    And thank you, I have just discovered Hedwig, and she is now one of my idols.