Pick an opening line

Choose one of these 20 great opening line types and write you own great opening line.

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There are 15 written responses to this assignment.

6. Disorienting

Written by Josh Mayer on July 1, 2015 7:19 pm
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“It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.” — George Orwell, 1984

“…….Can I get one of their clocks? I need an extra hour to do homework.” —Josh Mayer, 2015

She looked at the blood dripping from her hands …

Written by Ronald on June 27, 2015 7:30 am
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Angela looked at the blood dripping from her hands and laughed loudly.

I’m bored.

Written by @janweb3 on June 25, 2015 3:08 am
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I’m bored.

The Sarcastic Epigrammatist

Written by Tommy Fairbank, @tbanks15, www.tommyfairbank.com on June 24, 2015 6:11 pm
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“If you’re reading this… I’m not impressed, reading is mundane.”


Written by @cschmidtTKE269 on June 24, 2015 5:41 pm
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Life starts out simple, like water flowing from the highest peak of a mountain. In the beginning you are pure, fresh, brimming with unfulfilled desire and dreams. But as you descend down the mountain and into the world below, even the purest of water can become tainted and corrupted by society.

Absurd: The Elephant in the Room

Written by Steven Hartzell on June 24, 2015 5:38 pm
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Where should I begin? Well, I suppose we could always address the elephant in the room. No seriously, there’s an elephant in the room. Right there. In the living room. Yeah, I should probably start with that.

Philosophical and poetic

Written by Sdan on June 24, 2015 5:03 pm
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Nothing deserves to be lived whom was not before imagined. Imagination is one of the most powerful tools of the mind. The reason why oceans and seas are more than salt water.


Written by @thejasondunbar on June 24, 2015 4:31 pm
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“I am afraid I fear nothing”

Philosophical Mystery

Written by @usman2448 on June 24, 2015 1:55 pm
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The oldest question in the Universe is the question that most frequently get asked, but never ever be answered.

Free Beer!

Written by @sandramardene on June 24, 2015 1:52 pm
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The sign on the door said, “Free beer.”

The Proof

Written by @chrislloydnet on June 24, 2015 1:27 pm
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It had not killed him; where is the flaw?

Philosophical (after Tolstoy, and Russian writing in general)

Written by Stephen Downes on June 24, 2015 8:26 am
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We believe that the holes are not there merely because people do not fall into them.


Written by Another friend of Bill on June 24, 2015 7:43 am
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Fredericksburg was such an unexpected place to be having breakfast with Scottlo.

Murderous Mountains

Written by Anna Cow on June 24, 2015 7:23 am
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They say you will see the film of your own life when your falling from a high cliff, but that is not true, I only see the cliff in a blur and I am growing very angry.

Death: A Love Story

Written by Heidihigh on June 24, 2015 6:10 am
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She knew by the end of the month she would be dead; if not before, by her own hand. Her question was, who was she taking with her?