Do you ever think to yourself while reading a book, let’s add dragons? I certainly have. Here are ten of American Book Review’s Best First Lines for your first line writing prompts this week, now with added dragons.
- It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a princess in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a dragon.
- Happy dragons are all alike; every unhappy dragon is unhappy in its own way.
- Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by any other dragon, these scales must show.
- There was a dragon called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it.
- He was an old dragon who fished alone in a skiff in the Gulf Stream and he had gone eighty-four days now without taking a fish.
- A dragon’s life has no beginning or end; arbitrarily one chooses that moment of experience from which to look back or from which to look ahead.
- Once upon a time, there was a dragon who discovered she had turned into the wrong person.
- Of all the things that drive men to sea, the most common disaster, I’ve come to learn, are dragons.
- Time is not a line but a dimension, like the dimensions of a dragon.
- I have never begun a novel with more dragons.
Bonus round: It was a pleasure to burn.
As always, drop a link in the comments if you want to share your dragons!