12 September 2023

August First Lines

Some pundits say short story first lines are crucial. I say they're fun to look at. Here are the first lines from our awesome August Electric Spec stories:
  • The last of my buy-out pay got me as far as Utross IV.
  • Gary and I fight, and afterward, I go shopping.
  • A giant eyeball opens in Michelle's living room floor.
  • I am walking in the city at night.
  • Of all the apothecaries in all the neighborhoods in San Francisco, he has to walk into mine.
  • They dropped anchor just after dawn.
Can you identify the story from the first sentence? Do you think first sentences are crucial? Talk amongst yourselves...

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