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Started by BrouTwo on 10-Sep-2014 21:10:45
Thread to post out of context sentences from other threads that would make good opening lines for books.

It's the fun new game that's sweeping the boards.

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helenskywalker - 10 Sep 2014 21:16:55 (#1 of 1007)

It's from Facebook/memory, but it was arbs quoting my 4 year old son last year:

"I went to the ladies' because the men's was all dark. And I don't like the darkness, my darling."

BrouTwo - 10 Sep 2014 21:22:23 (#2 of 1007)

'Not all the parents have forgiven me for the tarantula at her 7th birthday party.'

MaconLeary - 10 Sep 2014 21:23:56 (#3 of 1007)

This was MR James, I think:

While I was digging out things from the dark recesses, I found something which I can still only describe as a Thing.

Pentecost - 10 Sep 2014 21:26:09 (#4 of 1007)

From anywhere in issues:

It was a dark and stormy night when the Gideons put the bible in the drawer, and it was a dark day when I opened it at the Book of Revelation.....

MaconLeary - 10 Sep 2014 21:27:53 (#5 of 1007)

I seem to recall an angry armadillo finishing me off after a particularly vicious gunfight.

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MaconLeary - 10 Sep 2014 21:33:17 (#7 of 1007)

There was a thick fog, the day I went to Swine, an eerie light in which the ghosts of nuns past could be observed going about their business.

Gingerbread - 10 Sep 2014 21:42:43 (#8 of 1007)

All right, why a duck?

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BrouTwo - 10 Sep 2014 21:51:10 (#10 of 1007)

Bertie was what my first boyfriend called his penis.

HerpDerp - 10 Sep 2014 21:53:13 (#11 of 1007)

Trevor Brooking scored with his head LOL

pushkin - 10 Sep 2014 23:59:04 (#12 of 1007)

When I was nine I went to stay with relations in Plymouth.

lapsedcat - 11 Sep 2014 00:05:16 (#13 of 1007)

I envied her her abundance of yams; but then I had a word with the waiter and he brought a bucketful for me, too.

misosoup100 - 11 Sep 2014 00:09:47 (#14 of 1007)

I'm going to combine two unrelated quotes from the same thread.

There is nothing like the sleep after a hard day's work, bathing and into clean cotton sheets that have dried in the sun.

Oh and the boy. I guess we must pay him something. I've really no idea.

Bleu11 - 11 Sep 2014 03:16:30 (#15 of 1007)

Great idea for a thread!

kiwizoidberg - 11 Sep 2014 03:57:34 (#16 of 1007)

If witnesses are to be believed, Wilson seriously flipped out, and is in hiding for good reason.

virgil5 - 11 Sep 2014 03:57:40 (#17 of 1007)

"Call me Ishmael."

kiwizoidberg - 11 Sep 2014 03:58:01 (#18 of 1007)

Whoosh

Bleu11 - 11 Sep 2014 04:03:56 (#19 of 1007)

The origin hasn't originated elsewhere. If it had it wouldn't be an origin.

virgil5 - 11 Sep 2014 04:19:52 (#20 of 1007)

"Naked lunch. [...] When everybody can see just exactly what is at the end of every fork."

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