Thursday, August 19, 2010

First Lines

"Once upon a time and a very good time it was there was a moocow coming down along the road and this moocow that was coming down along the road met a nicens little boy named baby tuckoo." The famous first line of James Joyce's A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Earlier today, I asked the lovely folks on Twitter to suggest first lines for stories for me to write.

Now I open up the topic here: can you suggest a first line for a story? I am hoping to write a few short stories based on these suggestions over the next few weeks. I have three weeks to go until I start college from the time I start writing these. So, first lines anyone?


Carrie said...

There was nothing really extraordinary about it, until you looked closely.

Paul Carroll said...

Oh, I like that. I'll keep that! :) My thanks.