First line of NaNo 2019

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Share your opening brilliance here!
 

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Breaking News

Fires erupted through Freedonia at the homes of each of the congressional families last night.


(Freedonia is obviously a placeholder name)
 

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Not massively happy with mine, but got to start somewhere!

Zuri’s wakeup call was firmly delivered when he collapsed on the journey home.
 

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I had one line, and then I cut the whole first page cause I decided I didn't like where I started and started a new one.

Official starting line:

The oxygen-rich orchard greenhouse wasn’t so much warm as it was stuffy, almost suffocating, but the tightness gripping Nell’s throat wasn’t from the thickness of the air.
 

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The school bus awaited her outside.


(I'm continuing a WiP this NaNo. This is 1/3rd through Chapter 6.)
 

mrsmig

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Also continuing a WIP. I haven't assigned chapters yet but this is midway through the second scene of Part 2:

In the kitchen yard, he nearly ran into a scullion bearing a covered platter.
 

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Ella's cane was across the room by the door.
 

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New project for 2019:

Same news every year as the one before, so Riley had no idea why anybody even bothered: his pre sport physical showed that while he was fine proportionally, he was still too freaking short.
 

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[FONT=&quot]It’s been a while since this diary was updated.[/FONT]
 

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"Tressi slipped her fingers into her twin brother’s hand and squeezed."

(I know GOT prolly has twincest all hot now, so I feel like I need to say this is not that kind of story.)
 

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I need to check in here more often; I'm missing out on all these fun NaNo threads. Love these openers! Here's mine:

When they were not occupied with the draining of bank accounts and foolish men, the little catfish and her sisters frolicked in the cloud, the internet their playground.

(Continuing a WIP, this is partway into the first scene.)
 

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