Pro tip for writers: don't stress over the opening sentence of whatever you're working on. It only has to be better than "Sing in me, Muse, and through me tell the story
of that man skilled in all ways of contending,
the wanderer, harried for years on end,
after he plundered the stronghold
on the proud height of Troy."
(old) english literature peaked with beowulf.
@darius It was a frigging oral epic, and I'm out of breath just reading that line.
Maybe it was shorter in the original Greek? I certainly hope so!
@jessmahler I think at the time it was perhaps recited more like a song with natural pauses between the different clauses.
@darius Makes sense.
can confirm, as long as it meets that heuristic you're at least doing better than average
@darius "The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel."
= still my fav :)
@krisfreedain It's so much more poetic than "The sky above the port was a searingly bright blue with a big green number '3' in corner"
@darius LOL - true!!
Though i think that opening line could work really well in an anime or graphic novel
@darius ...the green number '3' had been there for quite sometime, but it started blinking which was troublesome to those who lived in the nearby high rise.
Was this a countdown?
How long would it blink?
Did '2' come next??!!
What happens when we get to '1'!!!
@darius wow that's some Lyttle Lytton right there
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