I'm stealing, I mean borrowing this idea from at least two other forums.
Though we all know that the hook is not the story, there is still a sense in which the first few words of a story are kind of important. (I generally give it a chapter or two before I consider giving up.) So this is practice. Give it your best shot. Write, in 25 words or less the first sentence or so of a story, be it a story you've already done, or one you might right some day.
Also, feel free to rate the "hooks" before yours. Don't be unkind.
And, to be fair, I should go first.
The elves were out standing in their field.
"We are not amused," Eonovelia said, her little hands resting firmly on her hips.
September 5th, 2007, 07:59 AM
I'm confused. Are the elves outside, standing in a field, or are they very good at whatever it is they do?
Here's one of mine:
Seven years in, the war was over.
With the rebel House Burgundy driven from their strongholds and forced
into the sierra, ...
September 6th, 2007, 03:08 AM
Good, I liked yours. I´ll give it a try:
Deep in my mind, what was it that my father once told me? With anger in his voice and in his eyes. "Kill them all".
September 6th, 2007, 06:01 AM
The crow on my chest cocked its head and leered at me before driving its beak into my eye. I couldn’t complain. I was dead.