FIVE FIRST SENTENCES FOR NOVELS

  1. 1.
    Megan was tired, because she had fucked the barista, married the waiter, and killed the mixologist.
  2. 2.
    Every night just before bed, Farley would pause at the calendar on his wall and make his move in the game of tic-tac-toe he was playing against God.
  3. 3.
    I drank from the faucet, ran motor oil through my hair, and dabbed a bit of gunpowder on the insides of my wrists.
  4. 4.
    Everything had burned in the fire except for three cans of water chestnuts, a tube of baby shampoo, and a torn issue of Playboy from November of 1976.
  5. 5.
    The waves were loud and heavy and they crashed to the shore carrying a message in a bottle: “you, my friend, are an alcoholic.”