#FirstLineFriday (Marjorie & Gordon for WtLGO Anthology)

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Good morning, Americans. It’s Friday. No, I’m not Paul Harvey, but you can tell I listened to him as a kid. Anyway, Friday means #FirstLineFriday! On Friday, authors post the first one or first two lines of a potential work, a work-in-progress, or a published work  on their blog, titling the post #FirstLineFriday (like just now). It’s  a lot of fun, so feel free to join in!

Today’s first line comes from a short story I need to title quickly (titles are not my strong point) so that I can tuck it into the Ink Slinger’s Halloween Anthology. Sadly there are no vampires in this one!

Bugs chirped in thick grass and the sun descended in a pool of golden glow. A tiny car zipped down the country lane.

Maybe not the greatest opening… Originally it just jumped right into it:

“You thought about throwing me to the wolves, didn’t you?”

Marjorie shrugged. “Didn’t you?”

More exciting, but with no setting it seemed a bit confusing. What do you think?

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  1. Here’s one of mine. I had great fun with it. It’s the first line from my first Old Geezers book.

    “Transforming two hundred retired gentlefolk into silent assassins had been no easy task.
    It was probably the gay male stripper who’d tipped the balance.”

  2. Look through the story and find a phrase you think kind of represents the story, like how To Kill a Mockingbird is the definition of the whole novel. It might work for your story.

    And great two lines, by the way. I look forward to reading the whole story in the anthology.

  3. Nice. In a pool of golden glow – love it.


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