When browsing in the bookstore, what makes you want to read on?
I wrote a short a while back with an opening line that read: I remember the exact time we decided to kill the president. After a few folks read it, they thought it was a 'killer' opening. But, then I thought more about it, surely someone had opened with something similar before...
So, here I is; when I should be working, going through opening lines from my bookshelf.
Robert Crais: HOSTAGE---The man in the house was going to kill himself.
James Patterson: HONEYMOON---THINGS AREN'T ALWAYS as they appear.
Ed McBain: HARK---Gloria knew that someone was in her apartment the moment she unlocked the door and entered.
Donald E. Westlake: FIREBREAK---When the phone rang, Parker was in the garage, killing a man.
What's your favorite opener? The one you wrote that you like best?