Writing Challenge: Opening Line!
Posted on February 7, 2013
Tomorrow will be D-Day for me and my fellow students, my brothers-in-ink. If all goes well, we will be teachers creative writing from that day on, accredited by the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences. To honour our hard work over the past three semesters my colleagues and I now challenge YOU: Write an opening line for a story or a poem with or inspired by this picture and post it as a comment to this blog post. Captivate us in one single line. Can you do that? I bet you can!
My colleagues and I will choose the best line. The writer of that line will be awarded The City of Inspiration and Writing People, two writing maps from the Write Around Town Map Series. This challenge closes on Saturday February 9, 11:59pm Amsterdam time.
So… are you ready? Here we go!
I told you to take a left at the Milky Way; this planet is as barren as ours!
Returning home, the sight of her village camouflaged as an endless barren landscape, never failed to freak Winnie out.
Opening line: Peter and I struggled up what we thought was the last of the slopes – then, cresting it, we clapped our hands to our mouths when to our horror we saw that only one of us cast a shadow on the blindingly white surface before us– were we going mad?
sorry, a few minutes late! I could not figure out how to ‘post a comment’ , having rushed into the house just in time, as i hoped, to do just that…;)
Like a sudden storm, the illness had rolled out over the lands like a blanket of everlasting night, morphing life into nothing more than grains of sand and reducing me to nothing more than my shadow.
(I’m too late, I know, but I couldn’t resist throwing in my contribution 🙂
Thank you, thank you for your contributions to the contest! It was a tough one to chose the best opening line, as they all made me want to read on to see how your stories would further develop. But… I had to chose and I did… The winner is… Drumroll, please… SUZAN DE WILDE!
Suzan, your opening line is not just intriguing, it is intriguing ANd it scared the wits out of me! I love it! I will contact you by e-mail and send you the two writing maps as soon as possible. CONGRATULATIONS!