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Where It All Begins
Where It All Begins
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Prompt

Every story needs a good opening line or paragraph to begin with. For example some of my favourites include:

“One minute the teacher was talking about the Civil War. And the next minute he was gone.” Gone by Michael Grant

 “Newborn #485GA18M died on June 30, 2076, at 6:07 in the morning. She was three days old. The average lifespan of a human child, in the time since the break, was fifty-six hours.” Partials by Dan Wells

“The end of the world started when a pegasus landed on the hood of my car.” –The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan

“First the colors.
Then the humans. 
That’s usually how I see things.
Or at least, how I try.” -- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

"Mr and Mrs Dursley, of number four Privet Drive, were proud to say that they were perfectly normal, thank you very much." -- Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by JK Rowling

All of these are great books that I highly recommend. 

But now its your turn.

Make up a fake title for a book then write the opening first line or paragraph.

Some Rules:

Nothing too excessive, the rating is PG.
Characters from other books/movies can be used. But keep them in character please!
Two entries per person.
If you choose to write a paragraph rather than a sentence, please keep it within two.

Sounds easy? Hopefully it should be.

Good luck!

Additional note: I am going to be away for the next week, so when I get back I will read and comment on all the entries then!

Total Reading Time: 12 minutes

14 comments

OnionsAreNotWaffles - Are we allowed to enter with opening sentences of stories we've already written?
4 years agoreply

Naerie - Yes, you can. Make sure to give us the link to it so that we can read the whole thing!
4 years agoreply

Mitsume10 - So only one paragraph?
4 years agoreply

Lata - Okay. Did you just read my mind? I always judge a book by the first line. I am gonna give it a try.
4 years agoreply

Naerie - Um. No? I don't think I read your mind? :D

Yay! Thanks! I look forward to seeing your entry.
4 years agoreply

Jeniffer - Oh, and can I use characters from other books? Like Percy?
4 years agoreply

Naerie - Go ahead! I might have to make some mention of that in the rules.
4 years agoreply

Jeniffer - @CaitlinJHunter, okay thanks
4 years agoreply

Jeniffer - I'll think about it.
Just the first (or second) paragraph right?
4 years agoreply

Naerie - Yup, just the first ones. No need to write a whole story here. Thanks for considering it! ^^
4 years agoreply

Jeniffer - @CaitlinJHunter, of course :3
4 years agoreply

Naerie - @Jeniffer, Knock 'em dead Jeniffer! :)

I have to leave, I'll be looking forward to seeing what people come up with. 
4 years agoreply

Jeniffer - @CaitlinJHunter, waaaait. Temme first ^^^
4 years agoreply

Naerie - @Jeniffer, Oops. Didn't see that comment.
4 years agoreply

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