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    This is something I struggled with for literal years! Here’s my current iteration:

    “He gazed down at his body from where the ceiling should have been.”

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    I say I wonโ€™t buy any more books until Iโ€™ve finished the ones I have, and then I laugh at myself.


      Now that, @law0413, is the opening line of a story I want to read!

      Maya Joelle

        It was such fun to read all of your first lines!

        Mine is this: “Rosamund woke in the grey dawn to the smell of smoke.”

        ๐“ฏ๐“ฎ๐“ช๐“ป ๐“ท๐“ธ ๐“ฎ๐“ฟ๐“ฒ๐“ต | ๐“ถ๐“ช๐”‚ ๐“ฎ๐“ฟ๐“ฒ๐“ต ๐“ฏ๐“ฎ๐“ช๐“ป ๐”‚๐“ธ๐“พ

        Abigail Rebekah

          This looks fun xD

          This is the first line of my novella:

          โ€œNearly there,โ€ the soldier whispered as he and another man ran through the mud, carrying the stretcher that held his best friendโ€™s broken body.

          ~ Laugh. Drink Coffee. Smile. And Write ~



            I’m a fan of simple wording. I believe my first line is: “Where the mountains meet.”

            Forgiven. Loved. Creative.


              There’s so many interesting story beginnings here… I sincerely hope that one day I can read each and every one of them in their completed form. ๐Ÿ˜Š

              This line is from my newest project:

              “The huntress crouched beneath the golden grass, her fingers curling around the smooth shaft of her long spear.”


                Me too, @arindown. But I’m curious…is your first line actually a fragment, or are you just including the first part of your first sentence?

                I actually have two books published, @winter_rose, and one coming soon. You can check them out on my website here:




                  I can’t answer your question for sure at the moment, I’m still working it out.๐Ÿ˜„ Whatever looks better, sounds better, and is more grammatically correct, I guess.

                  Forgiven. Loved. Creative.


                    Your guys’ lines are so good!

                    Mine is this:

                    “My sword was as heavy as my resignation.”

                    What you sow does not come to life unless it dies.
                    -1 Corinthians 15:36b


                      @sarahfi, I don’t think it would have ever occurred to me to describe resignation as heavy, but I like it. It made me think.

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