Tuesday, June 14, 2011

First Sentence...first impression

Short and sweet today... because life is crazy and I'm in need of five more hands and at least one more brain.  In lieu of anatomical miracles, here we go.

How's your first sentence? 

It's the first thing anyone will read of your work, so look at whatever you're working on, and if you feel so driven, share your first sentence in the comments.  I'd love to see it!

Here's mine.

I've always loved the dark. you!!


Dawn Alexander said...

Devie's heart thundered as she sprinted down the hall.

nyfarmgirl said...

What fun, Sharla! Here's mine:

Annie Turner fell in love with Travis Quincy on a hot summer day, over a tangled fishing line and a bucket of night crawlers.

Love to hear more!

Char CHaffin

Stephanie@thecrackedslipper said...

In the days of Eleanor Brice's childhood her teacher had high hopes for her, perhaps a calling to magic.

Kerry Lonsdale said...

I just closed the editing book on my manuscript. So for my next WIP, which I'll start in August, this has already popped into my head:

On our wedding day, my fiance arrived at the church in a wooden box.

nyfarmgirl said...

Fascinating, Kerry! Makes me want to read it!

fOIS In The City said...

Sharla, that is a great first sentence. Being the long winded person I am, mine is a bit longer.

Growing up first generation Irish means before you reach the age of reason, your little head is jam packed full of Celtic Folklore about the Gods and Goddesses who govern our life, from the crops we plant to the people we marry.

Patricia said...

WOW, Sharla! Great blog because I love, love, love reading first lines of people's books. I especially enjoyed the one about the fiance arriving in a pine box and the other about night crawlers! Mine is:

"Breathe, Brandy. Breathe!"

Matt Linenbroker said...

Oh, I love this! That's awesome! First sentences are one of my weak points. Here's mine:

"When you are able to see a graveyard from your bedroom window, it’s not nearly as frightening."

Janie Emaus said...

Bree loved to stand naked in the rain.

Charli Mac said...

I love all these lines! This is tons of fun, thanks Sharla.

Miguel cheated on his wife, every morning.

LindsayWrites said...

When I was younger I used to imagine the sand was made of brown sugar.