October 12th, 2003

Me 2012

First Sentences

A week or two ago, I read a comment suggesting that the people who go through the slush pile of story submissions often only read the first sentence of each submisssion. If you don't grab them in the first sentence, that's it.

So, I was trying to think of opening sentences that would "grab" a reader right from the start. I came up with a bunch, and mixed in some from stories I've already written. (No telling people if you recognize an opener, now!) :)

I decided to make a poll of it (what the heck, I've had a paid account for over a year and I've never yet used this "poll" feature). So, here's my question:
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