Below are first lines from a few well-known works of literature. Let’s hope that if we borrow them, some some of their literary magic will rub off on us. Choose a number and continue writing. If you’re planning on sharing it in the comments, please keep it under 500 words.
1.) This is the saddest story I have ever heard. (From The Good Soldier by Ford Madox Ford)
2.) It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents, except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets … (From Paul Clifford by Edward George Bulwer-Lytton)
3.) Dear Anyone Who Finds This, Do not blame the drugs. (From Cruddy by Lynda Barry)
4.) I can feel the heat closing in, feel them out there making their moves … (From Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs)