First sentences can be key to catching a reader’s attention. Authors and editors worry and fret over them much more than the average reader even thinks to consider.
My first sentences generally aren’t too shabby, but I only assume this because I get a lot of compliments from my writing group. I’ve started my unpublished short stories with
Battle drums steadily grew louder, closing the distance between dreams and war.Planetarum
Like any other ill-fated Halloween outing, we had no idea what dangers were ahead.The Final Night of October
I’ll publish those someday.
In the meantime, I’m super excited to reveal the first sentence of “Don’t Date the Haunted!” I had two (not just one) editors suggest that I use this sentence as my first.
Without further ado, here it is!
Just in case the font or picture doesn’t show up well, here it is again: