Now that WordPress has the ability to host polls, I thought I’d try something new. I want to write a new story this week, and I thought I’d throw five opening sentences out there, and let people choose which sentence they’d like to see continue into a story.
Whichever sentence gets the most votes will be the story I write!
UPDATE: Voting has closed, and sentence #5 is the winner, by just one tiny vote. See — voting does work! Your voice can be heard!
Vote early, and vote often!!! Thanks!
6 thoughts on “Story starters – pick which one I should write…”
I picked 3, but I like 1 and 2 also. ‘Course so much depends on the *rest* of the story!
Thanks for voting, people! I’ll “close” the poll tonight around midnight or so.
Lee – it’s funny, but I didn’t realize until after I’d posted these openings that all but ONE are related to a longer work (novels written or being revised). I guess I haven’t completely broken free of my novel addiction…
It wouldn’t let me cast a second vote for the last one. (Of course, it was also made a bit more challenging by having your page Tumbarumba’d!)
Ah, so you took the “vote often” part of my entry seriously, eh, Rachel? 🙂
What do you mean by having my page Tumbarumba’d??? I need to look into that…
The third one down (the line of mice) sounds like something out of Chris Van Allsburg’s THE MYSTERIES OF HARRIS BURDICK.
(in case you haven’ read it before)
Oh yeah — I “read” that book years ago, and even used it when I was teaching creative writing to my 7th graders all those aeons ago. Great book! I like being compared to Van Allsburg (even if it is just one sentence!).
Thanks for dropping by and voting!