Posted: March 11, 2016 in Writing
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It’s Friday again, so you know what that means. It’s #FirstLineFriday!

Now if you’re unfamiliar with #FirstLineFriday, here what you do. On Fridays, you:

  1. Create a blog post on your blog titled #FirstLineFriday, hashtag and all.
  2. Explain the rules like I’m doing.
  3. Post the first one or two lines of a potential story, a story-in-progress, or a completed or published story.
  4. Ask your readers for feedback and encourage them to try #FirstLineFriday on their own blogs.

That’s the gist of it. Anyway, I had a lot of trouble thinking of which story to use for this week’s entry. Not that I didn’t have so many story ideas to share (God knows I’ve got enough to keep me writing for decades), but picking the right story each week can be difficult. I even started this post not really knowing what two lines I was going to put down. In the end I decided to go with two lines that could begin a bunch of different stories, and with great effect each time. Enjoy:

Whenever something awful and unthinkable happens, people look for a higher reason behind it. Sometimes, the only reason that can possibly work is simply that shit happens.

Thoughts? Corrections? Let me know in the comments below.

And while you’re at it, why not do #FirstLineFriday on your own blog? It’s a lot of fun, and I always have fun when I do it. Why not try it? Especially if you’re a writer, it’s a good way to work on openings for stories.

That’s all for now. I’ll see if I can get another post out later this weekend, if I have something to post about. Until then, have a great weekend, my Followers of Fear.

  1. Nice! And a very true sentiment, too!

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