Welcome to another edition of Weekend Assignment! The inspiration for this week’s prompt comes from The First Line, a literary magazine where all the stories open with the same first line.
I like the idea of all the stories having the same starting point, but I want to shake things up a little more. Rather than giving you the first line of your story, I’m going to give you an element to write a first line around. Of course, if you like, you can construct the whole story to go with that opening sentence and I hope you are inspired to do so. In the meantime, your opening sentence must contain some form of the words “lost” and “found.”
- Chas believed you could lose yourself or find God in a bottle of cheap bourbon.
- “You must understand,” Detective Iverson said, “I pay the bills by converting the lost to the found.”
- The silver pen winked up from the lost and found box, begging Cheri to take it.
Put on your thinking caps and find an opening sentence or better yet, brainstorm a page full of them. What have you got to lose? You might find a multitude of stories waiting for you.
The Show and Tell Challenge
Step right up and take the B&B Show and Tell Challenge! Here’s how: simply write your response to this assignment, post it on your blog, then come back and leave a link to your post in the comments. It’s that simple!
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