In eager participation of Not Enough Words fascinating game, here is a “first line” from one of my short pieces. First, however, a few thoughts of my own on first lines…I find this topic interesting, especially considering the fact that now writers can spend all kinds of time studying, reading self help books and articles, and attending workshops to perfect ONE sentence. Wonderful. Who cares about the story, that was a great sentence! As I stated in a previous post called the science of fiction, fiction stories should never be bogged down by transparent formulas and mathematical boredom. So, I agree with you Not Enough Words. Authors put far too much importance on the first line. And now, as promised, here is one of my own…please feel free to leave your own thoughts!
When I was little, a fascination wrapped itself around my heart under an impossibly blue sky.”