Writing Challenges: Inspiration and ideas to spark your creativity every day

Write the first line of a story you haven't written yet. Fingers crossed, it will catch on and others will click SPROUT at the bottom of your post and add a second line, a third and on and on! Watch for other writers' first lines and SPROUT from them too. If you need inspiration, go here for some famous first lines!


It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.
–  George Orwell, 1984

This is the saddest story I have ever heard.
— Ford Madox Ford, The Good Soldier (1915)

He was an old man who fished alone in a skiff in the Gulf Stream and he had gone eighty-four days now without taking a fish.
— Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea (1952)
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