Exercise – Write five opening lines for five different stories
The Returning Stranger
As he neared the door, John slowed his paced wondering if she would still be home.
He turned his gaze from the running brook at the sound of rustling leaves to his left.
A New View
She walked this path thousands of times, but today she would walk it for the first time.
Jack jostled through the crowded sidewalk traffic alone with his thoughts until a man across the street shouted his name.
The Lake’s Breath
Sarah felt the water ripple around her leg and thought of John’s comment on the lake’s breath.
First sentences are doors to worlds. – Ursula K. Le Guin