Beginnings April 19, 2009 - June 19, 2009
Write a story with one of the following as your opening sentence or choose the first sentence from a favorite writer. You should not let anything but this sentence influence you, however you wished to be influenced. I won't say, for instance, that the style of the sentence should be continued or that the information in the sentence should act as a key to your story. If you choose the use the first sentence of your favorite writer, please cite the author and piece in the author's note or description.
Here are your choices:
A. What I am saying now is a lie.
B. There was a man she loved with a violent love, and she spent much of her time thinking about his wife. (Joyce Carol Oates)
C. Truth, like morality, is a relative affair: There are no facts, only interpretations.
D. Every morning there's a halo hanging on the corner of my girlfriend's four-post bed. (Sugar Ray)
E. She said, I know what it's like to be dead. (John Lennon and Paul McCartney)
F. Not many people can handle the pain of being ripped apart, of having your limbs twisted and morphed until you are convinced your mind will shatter into a thousand shards. (Jordan Summers)
G. People... they do the craziest s**t. (Rob Thurman)
H. Imagine that you have to break someone's arm. (Hugh Laurie)
If you have any questions, feel free to message me. This is my first contest so I'd appreciate it if someone could tell me how to give prizes away and such at the end of the contest. There is no cash prizes, just virtual medals :)
Created Apr 19, 2009