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    Reg. Prof. of Chronology SheepSalesman's Avatar
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    For Konrad's before mine- perhaps a bit too abstract, and I've always hated complex sentences to start off a story. That's just me though.


    Before one of my own, here's the opener to Good Omens that I've always loved.

    "It was a nice day. All the days had been nice. There had been rather more than seven of them so far, and rain hadn't been invented yet."


    Now here's one of my own:

    "It is a widely known fact that time is, at best, a loose suggestion. Most people wont accept this fact, but they know it none-the-less."

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    Is that from a travel guide to India?

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    Haha, unfortunately no.

    Here's another opener to another story of mine that follows the same character.

    "Shortly after realizing that he was Plato, Brandon threw himself of the top of the twenty-four story building. On the way down, he had..."

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    This looks like way to much fun.

    "The armies had fought for days unending, but the real desecration was just about to begin and for nothing more then arrogance."

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    "Gardening?"

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    This sounded like a fun challenge. Here are a few of my entries.

    'A cold and miserable rain had been falling on Washington D.C. for a week, casting a damp and oppressive pall over the city.'
    (from the novel 'The 13th Day of Christmas'.)

    'It was morning in the Cascade Mountains, that stone backbone splitting the state of Washington into east and west. Vast evergreen forests carpeted the sides of snow-capped peaks, while icy glaciers lay between the alpine ridges like walls of frozen surf.'
    (from the novel 'The Corona Incident')

    'David Jennings winced in pain as another blast of wind hit the SnoCat, its tremendous force bouncing him into the door panel. Cursing, he kept both hands tight on the steering wheel as he continued fighting through the storm.'
    (from 'Say Goodbye To The Sun')

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    The eyes, narrowed in distaste at someone inferior to his powers, the way the lip curled up in disgusted amusement as I stumbled slightly.
    For a few brief seconds, my image softened. Then it fell back into that sarcastic, toughened sneer I had begun to detest.
    Hmm..
    Not sure if they're the best I have.

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    Wink

    He was the only man on the planet. Now, if I can just find a fertile female, he thought.
    Shortly afterwards he lost a rib

    From a well known book...

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    The Bible.

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    Oh no, not again

    "I was my first time. It was wonderful. Then she looked up at me and said the words I'll never forget, 'That was great, grandfather.'"

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    Burrows

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    Pun

    I don't think I'm insane, and I never argue with myself, since I tend to lose and wind up sleeping on the couch.

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    Good ones . Let me try once more:
    They came one hour ago. Im still alive, but then, I am one of the good guys. My captain said so, the one thats still alive.

    No 26, I must head east.

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    Well for what it's worth, here's the opening to my novel:

    It was not the fall that killed her, but the flagstones which met her at the end. She tumbled to her death with a ragged scream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldhawk View Post
    "I was my first time. It was wonderful. Then she looked up at me and said the words I'll never forget, 'That was great, grandfather.'"

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    Burrows


    If that isn't creepy, I don't know what is. Unless my inference is completely off, that is.

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    Hmm....

    Okay.

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