Today is the New Creation Blogfest, which is hosted by Summer at My Inner Fairy. It is also Summer's birthday.
Here are the blogfest rules:
1. Pick one ending sentence from last years stories, your favorite one that you wrote. (Only one, and yes it has to be an ending sentence)
2. Write one brand new starting sentence for a story you have been thinking about, or something off the top of your head. But it must be your first sentence. (Yes only one, and yes it must be new.)
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I found it quite difficult choosing a last sentence from my 2010 projects. I managed to narrow the list down to ten, and then three. But choosing between the final three was agonizing - I loved them all for different reasons. In the end I settled for the last sentence of my short story Hometown:
Make the right choice; become part of the 2013 programme to repopulate your species.
I chose this sentence because Hometown is unlike anything I have written before - it does not follow the traditional short story format. I was also thrilled that Hometown was chosen as the first piece in the 2013: The Aftermath anthology. If you have a copy of the anthology, I think you will understand why.
My new first sentence for 2011 was easier to choose. It is from the first draft of a short story that I am writing using only dialogue and no speech tags:
"I put it to you, Miss Moon, that you did not believe your husband was a zombie, but in fact set out with the express intention of murdering him in a cold-hearted and premeditated fashion."
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