Great or (bad) first lines post 'em here

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Great or (bad) first lines post 'em here
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Sun, 06-21-2009 - 12:32am

"The hunter's moon, a shade of orange so dark it appeared to be filled with blood, hung flat and low over the mirror surface of Big Lake McDonald." ~ Jack Kilborn,

~Tori

"Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail Better." ~ Samue

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Wed, 06-24-2009 - 10:57am

An obvious choice, but I've always been madly jealous of Tolstoy's start to Anna Karenina: "All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way."

Now, why can't I write something like that?

Ada

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Wed, 06-24-2009 - 2:00pm
Great first line Ada. No doubt that you certainly CAN write something like that. Maybe even better ;)

~Tori

"Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail Better." ~ Samue