- It’s Ten on Tuesday!
- How’s this for a fun topic? Opening lines for a novel. Leave me one or two of your own ideas in the comments! 🙂
- 1. Stepping onto the stoop, Sarah tugged the door shut with a firm whoosh and turned the key in the lock with a deliberate hand.
2. “Heads up!” Eleanor heard the cry just in time to turn her head quickly in the direction the voice was coming from. Soaring towards her was a bright, yellow tennis ball.
3. It was one of those days that simply made you gladder than glad to be alive. The air was just the right amount of warm with a bit of crisp tagged onto it. The sunshine was brilliant against the azure blue of the sky. A few puffy clouds floated overhead. Surely it was the kind of day that held an adventure!
4. A small, blue car slipped quietly around the corner. In the foggy, gray of the misty morning, it didn’t stand out as anything particularly fascinating or life-changing. Its motor droned as it slowed, looking for its destination.
5. “Good Grief!” Kirsten huffed and puffed half- hurrying, half-stumbling her way into the kitchen. She dropped the grocery bags on the island with a groan. Rubbing her arm she laughed aloud. “If you wouldn’t be so crazy and think you can handle them all in one load,” she scolded herself.
6. It began like this. She’d long dreamed about pictures and pencils and sketches and paints. She’d long dreamed of an easel and stacks of paper nearby. She’d pictured the perfect smock and the best lighting possible. It was a dream she’d revisited often, adding a bit more detail each time.
7. A furry, fuzzy head with bright, inquisitive eyes was poking through the open doorway. The tongue lolled with a most friendly expression. There seemed to be a question written across the hopeful face.
8. “Let’s dress alike today!” Ava looked excited as the idea hung in the air like an exclamation point. It was only a matter of seconds before Aurianna enthusiastically agreed! “Let’s!! It’s been ages since we did.” The little girls giggled and rushed for the closet doors. Flinging them open, they began to shuffle and search through the hangers.
9. “I am quite sure that my favoritest spot in the world would include sunshine and sand and waves and seagulls.” mused Pippa. She stifled a sigh as she turned and gazed through the window glass at the dull, dreary day, displaying itself outside. Not a speck of sand or sunshine was to be seen, nor nary so much as the wingtip of a gull.
10. He knotted his tie tightly and gave it a firm yank. He pulled and tugged it, straightening it and letting it fall in place. He squared his shoulders and returned the frank stare meeting his eyes from the looking glass. Hands on hips, his gaze moved to the tie swinging back and forth slightly.
That’s my ten! Your turn to give it a go!
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