Using the Tritest Opening Yet

November 5, 2009

I have always wanted to use the oldest and tritest line to open a story. And I got my chance to do so in last week’s Laker Weekly.

“It really was a dark and stormy night when I joined my friend Karen Wrigley of Hardy and seven others for ghost hunting at Avenel, an historic museum home in Bedford.”

Yup, stole Bulwer-Lytton’s line and used it in print. I couldn’t help myself! Will somebody stop me!!!

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  • Reply Clementine November 5, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    LOL! You and Becky are two peas in pod.

  • Reply Becky Mushko November 6, 2009 at 2:55 am

    I wouldn't dream of stopping you! You're on a roll, here. Now let's see what you can do with the famous Dickens' line, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”

  • Reply Betsy Ashton November 6, 2009 at 1:33 pm


    Oh, Becky threw down a serious challenge. I have another one too: “his hand crept slowly up her thigh.”

    Something tells me that won't fly in a family paper, though. Maybe I'll save it for fiction.

  • Reply Sally Roseveare November 7, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    I loved your first line! Becky's right–you're on a roll.

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