10 Story-Starting Sentences
Starting, continuing, and finishing a story can be difficult, especially if it's after a block of writer's drought. Sometimes all someone needs is a little creative exercise to get the brain working again. That's where these fun little writing prompts come in! Below are 20 sentences to begin a short story that can get the brain pumping again.
Even the writer needs to warm-up before completing a 'marathon'!
If you have never written before, this is the perfect time to try it out.
"It was raining when she made it inside, the crackle of thunder disguising the unmistakable sound of..."
9. Razor Smile
"The soothing coo of her voice contrasted gravel with that razor smile..."
"When I stepped out from the coffee shop and into the New York sunshine, my perfect day suddenly collapsed when this idiot decided my brand new shirt could use a little boiling hot coffee..."
"Through the flashing lights and clouds of smoke was the most amazing thing I had ever seen..."
"He turned to his friends, the only ones there for him the past thirty-five years, and offered a smile..."
5. The Magical Library
"There once was a magical library in the center of a little town..."
"Distantly I felt my knees make contact with the ground, though their condition was only a minor concern at the moment..."
3. Scales and Gold Coins
"Thousands of green scales, the kind of green only seen in the most robust pine forests in the world, and eyes more yellow than that gold coin..."
2. The Scar
"When they looked at me for a second time, hair cutting across gorgeous features marred by some scar or injury I couldn't make out, I knew they saw it too..."
1. The River
"Down by the river was where I saw something that would change my life forever..."
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© 2019 Caitlyn Booth