Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Opening Line

I have always wanted to write a novel. But the first line seems to be the selling point. How about:
"We are free men. And free men must submit to authority." The words echoed throughout the room from a small radio in the corner.
What do you think?

Maybe I will just edit this and enter The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest. That seems like a more manageable task.

2 comments:

Libby said...

Try making it two paragraphs:

"We are all free men. And free men must submit to authority."

The words echoed... yadda yadda.

Justin M Ross said...

The paradox of democracy, my friend:

"Cannot free men choose to be ruled by a tyrant?" ~ Plato