Today, we are being asked, What is the best first sentence you can think of off the top of your head?
Ages ago, I participated in a writing challenge that asked us to share the first line of whatever we were currently working on. I don’t remember what I posted, but I do recall that one writer said she kept a document on her computer to hold only first lines. She told us that she added to it at least a few times a week, though her goal was a daily addition. At that time, she had a few hundred. By now, she must have at least a thousand. Cool, right?
So of course, I immediately
Anyway, today’s challenge is one good first line, off the top of our noggins. Let’s see, how about: “The irony of his name wasn’t lost on Chandler Ross, who didn’t have a friend in the world.”
Eh, mediocre, I know, but it’ll have to do for now. Duty calls.
How about you? Quick! Can you come up with one really good first line?