First Line Fiction

I have just read Maggie’s great short story responding to a First Line challenge. Someone gives you the first line of a story, and you have to work from that.

That gave me an idea for this blog.

Send me a first line about anything, and I will try to write a short story of less than 1000 words based on it. You can add your line as a comment, or send it by email to

Over to you.

55 thoughts on “First Line Fiction

    1. Sorry for not replying sooner, chuq. Yes, this line is fine, and I have an idea what to do with it. This will be the last of the stories suggested to me by first lines, and should appear before the end of this week.
      Best wishes, Pete.


  1. My my! You’ll busy for a long time now. Here’s one to add:
    “On a bitterly cold January morning, after saving for two years, he had enough money to buy a plane ticket to Arizona to visit his friend Cindy.”

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  2. He looked into the camera, knowing this may be watched by millions, and cleared his throat: “Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini – I label these… tyrants as some of the worst humans to ever dwell on our Earth; so today is a very sad day to see myself included, by some, on this list.

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