How would you finish this one?

Continuing the writing prompts with the Scintilla Project, I decided to make another list of 23…but this time creating first lines for stories, including only ten words in each.  I wonder how you would finish a story that might begin with….
— Through the barn window he watched as strangers approached….
— Laughing to herself she began to write down her thoughts…
— Placing the tea kettle on the burner, she reached for…
— The softness of that old flannel shirt against her skin…
— As they stepped inside, the ancient odors of decay and ….
— Her face was red with embarrassment, but she stood tall…
— I had just taken that pie from the oven when….
— The last time this sleepy little town was filled with…
— Closing her eyes she could see clearly all that had…
— Coming home was never quite the same since he had…
— As the car drove away the young girl waved goodbye…
— While the poor soul sat on the curb, the cars….
— “Now, tell me again how she got all those bruises?”….
— It was the daily, mundane, little things that drove him ….
— The howling wind shook the windows of the grand old…
— At 3:00am his pager woke him with a start…
— As her mom walked in she began to cry again…
— I had just hung up the phone after talking to…
— A cat scratches at the front door of the house….
— They had met in high school and hated each other…
— You could write your name in the dust on the …..
— On a normal day Sally would never dream of doing ….
— It was in one precise moment that he saw clearly …..

11 Comments

  1. Wow…I'm not sure, but it was fun to notice where my head immediately wandered to. Sometimes the places were sweet, and sometimes not-I guess just like good books. Interesting post Deborah. I really enjoyed it.

    1. I'm with Brenda…I hope those short stories come out soon. Deb – truly wonderful post. I had so much fun imagining where the story would go from your prompt!

  2. Are you sure you're not a professional writer?? I always have trouble with the first line whether it's a note or a blog post! These are terrific opening lines!! I'm glad you're enjoying your writing project!!

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