They pull you in.
First lines: They convey voice, tone, mood; They set up a story; They pique curiosity in readers and listeners. Writers put in tremendous effort to make a big impact with this small space.
Openings shares great first lines.
Hopefully they catch your interest and you discover something new. Or you re-experience a first line for the second time.
If you know a great opening that’s not on the site, submit it!
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About the site
Designed and run by Chris Rhee.
Livory for serif text: quoted material, some body text. JAF Bernina Sans for sans-serif text: navigation, small headings, quote source information, footer. FishmongerK for the logo. Fonts are served by Typekit.
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