Random First Line Generator

From the website writingexercises.co.uk, these are some examples of writing prompts they give you so you can construct a short story.

“He sat her down and held her close before telling her the terrible news.” I can’t help but think he’s pinning her down and that the bad news is that he’s going to kill her.

“Someone must have seen him, because the police were at his door.” Then he didn’t do it right.

“He looked at his phone, turned pale and quickly left the room. She watched him, smiling.” She’s kind of a C-word.

“She felt for the lock in the dark.” I think she should be feeling for the key.

“As the dream faded, she chased it, forlorn.” Story of my life.

“He hadn’t meant to scare the child.” Then he shouldn’t be dressed as a fucking clown.

“Outside the cabin, the wind howled through the trees, while inside, the old woman’s fire was nearly out.” I have a feeling this is a euphemism for “dead.”

“He was excited to find 150 new emails in his inbox.” It’s called spam, idiot.

“She was carried along by the crowd.” Is Courtney Love crowd-diving again?

“He was stunned—the stranger in front of him looked exactly like the girl he’d been dreaming about.” What is this, “The Piña Colada Song?”

“They found his diary under his bed.” The only man I picture keeping a diary would have been Bruce Jenner, who I imagine secretly found it useful to keep “How To” notes to himself while living with all those women, like “how to apply makeup” and “how to walk in heels.”

“The entrance to the tunnel was his only way out.” Entrance. Way out. Make up your mind.

“It was just for one night.” Boom-chucka-chucka-WAH-WAH

“The fire was getting closer.” RUN.

Written by Anne Clendening
Anne Clendening was born and raised in L.A. She's a yoga teacher, a writer and occasionally slings cocktails in a Hollywood bar. She could eat chocolate cake for every meal of the day. She has a huge fear of heights and flying. And fire. She wishes she could speak French, play her guitar better and make cannoli. She's probably listening to The Dark Side Of The Moon right now, kickin’ it with her boxer dog and her hot Australian husband ★