Great First Sentences

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WayBryson
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Great First Sentences

Postby WayBryson » Mon Dec 13, 2010 12:34 am

There was a thread a while back about the worst PS openings. Responding to another post about using quotes gave me the idea for a thread dedicated to the best (and most over-the-top) openings. A few I came up with. Please add your own.

1) "Like Messner and the other greats who came before me, it was a desire to test my limits that brought me to this point. Strapped into my snowboard on the roof of the world, I barely have the energy to stand. Airplanes don't fly this high. As I begin my decent, Hillary's immortal words return to me. "Because it is there..."

2) My father was captain of a starship for 12 minutes. He saved 800 lives, including my mother's and mine...

3) "That is a brilliant idea!" former presidents Clinton said to me. "I agree," added Bush 31, "and I think you should consider a career in law." I wasn't so sure however. My experience escorting med-evac helicopters as an Apache pilot in Afghanistan had inspired me to attend medical school. I had already scored perfectly on the MCAT and earned a place in Yale's medical school. Could I now also earn a place in their law school?...

biladtreasure2
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Re: Great First Sentences

Postby biladtreasure2 » Mon Dec 13, 2010 12:46 am

"I knew I was dead. Floundering in mid-air, I saw the blue, open sky twist with the verdant landscape, my senses blurred, mother, father! This was it for me. In those few moments, I saw my whole life flash before my eyes: birth, childhood, the air force, my malfunctioning parachute, and of course, my future at law school."

WayBryson
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Re: Great First Sentences

Postby WayBryson » Tue Dec 14, 2010 12:25 am

biladtreasure2 wrote:"I knew I was dead. Floundering in mid-air, I saw the blue, open sky twist with the verdant landscape, my senses blurred, mother, father! This was it for me. In those few moments, I saw my whole life flash before my eyes: birth, childhood, the air force, my malfunctioning parachute, and of course, my future at law school."


:-D Ace.

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Re: Great First Sentences

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