Last week's “First Line Challenge” enticed only one participant, so perhaps this exercise has run its course. If so, please let me know – and I'll give something else a try.
Still, I'm willing to admit that the lack of participation could just be due to my choice of novel – Eclipse. Who knew people had such distaste for Stephenie Meyer?
Anyway, are you ready to get your creative juices flowing?
I'll give you the first sentence or two of a famous novel, and your job is to turn it into a paragraph that is totally unique, and totally you!
Authors and characters are all welcome to attempt this little exercise. Let's see how many different perspectives we can create. As a bonus, try to guess the book that's being quoted.
Okay, are you ready? Here we go!
Squire Trelawney, Dr. Livesey, and the rest of these gentlemen having asked me to write down the whole particulars about Treasure Island, from the beginning to the end, keeping nothing back but the bearings of the island, and that only because there is still treasure not yet lifted, I take up my pen in the year of...