I recently read a not so recent blog on Carrie Harris about first sentences in a story. This made me laugh, because the first sentence in The Not-So Meet Cute is a little unusual:
"Eww! I stink!"
Here, maybe I should give you the next few sentences too, just to give some all-important context:
I groaned. The boy sitting next to me in Calculus obviously had odor issues. I wouldn’t have noticed if I wasn’t able to read his thoughts. Okay, I would’ve noticed. He was sitting upwind of me, and he was pretty ripe. I tried to scoot my desk away from him nonchalantly.
What can I say? I'm just trying to grab the reader's attention! I'm not gonna go all Lolita and make everyone gouge their eyes out:
Lolita, light of my life, fire of my loins.
Now that's something to say eww to.
(P.S. Carrie has a snarfy contest you should check out!)
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