Day 11 of the Friday Writes Blog Challenge

Write about a great first line in a book you’ve read

Simplicity matters. One of my favorite first lines is written by S.E. Hinton, “When I stepped out into the bright sunlight from the darkness of the movie house, I had only two things on my mind: Paul Newman and a ride home.” 

The story that follows is just as enthralling as the first line and each moment buids a journey to a rewarding and complete story.

I enjoyed the simplicity of this tale the most. The focus was remarkable and intelligent. The story isn’t wordy. It’s not driven by metrics. It’s driven by plot, characterization, and compelling choices. 

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