First line of a book I started (teaching) this week:
It was a pleasure to burn.
- from Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
First line of a story/chapter I wrote (or started writing) this week:
First of all, it helps if the guy is big.
- from "How to Get Your Ass Kicked" (a chapter in my WIP)
First line from a story I read this week (and loved):
Limp, the body of Gorrister hung from the pink palette; unsupported--hanging high above us in the computer chamber; and it did not shiver in the chill, oily breeze that blew eternally through the main cavern.
- from "I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream" by Harlan Ellison
What about you, fellow travelers? What first lines have you read or written this week?