First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature hosted by Wandering Words: “What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?” The graphic above is also taken from Wandering Words.
- Pick a book off your shelf and open the first page
- Write down the first few lines, without giving away anything else about the book yet
- Reveal the book!
The First Few Lines
Today when I awoke from a nap the faceless man was there before me. He was seated on the chair across from the sofa I’d been sleeping on, staring straight at me with a pair of imaginary eyes in a face that wasn’t.
The man was tall, and he was dressed the same as when I had seen him last. His face-that-wasn’t-a-face was half hidden by a wide-brimmed black hat, and he had on a long, equally dark coat.