I remember when “Once Upon a Time” lured me into stories where I could be guaranteed a handsome prince, a few elves, and maybe a unicorn. These words promised an adventure and hours of enjoyment.
I still read the beginning of books that I consider buying and it’s those opening words that either capture my interest or don’t. I thought it might be interesting to see what kinds of openings grab people.
So, here’s a challenge. Once a month (this is not a contract, but a goal) I’ll post a story type: Young Adult Adventure or Romance or Fantasy. And then I’ll write an opening (no more than one sentence, but it doesn’t have to be a sentence).
I’d love to see what kinds of other opening lines you’ll contribute. Hey, maybe I’ll think of a prize for the BEST STORY OPENING–one I won’t be eligible to win.
So how about this month we play with that YA Adventure story? Here’s how my story would start.
I’ve kept the secret for almost three months, but I have to tell someone soon because I’ve only got another week before it’ll be too late.