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.