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The Most Important Sentence Game aka The RJ Stewart Game


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#41 RSMellette

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Posted 04 January 2017 - 09:45 PM

Page 1 line 1 from a WIP called "Twist"

 

An astute reader may notice that this story begins some years ago, which should be no surprise, as one may never know how much time passes between when words are set on the page and when they might be gobbled up by the reader. 

 

hmmmm... needs work.


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Posted 05 January 2017 - 08:34 PM

Page 1, line 1:

 

The memo stank of barrel-printing ink and bad news. 



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Posted 10 January 2017 - 12:30 PM

And from the first short story I've written in ten years: 

 

I was somebody's firstborn child.



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Posted 10 January 2017 - 12:40 PM

And from the first short story I've written in ten years: 

 

I was somebody's firstborn child.

 

That's an awesome opening line.


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 04:14 PM

woot! It's not often I hit a good one so early in the process. thanks!



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 10:14 AM

clpolk: I like both of them, but there's something wonderfully pessimistic about the "stank of ink and bad news" that I adore.

 

Here's mine (for now):

 

The dogs are missing.



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Posted 11 January 2017 - 03:44 PM

I want to know why they're missing.



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Posted 12 January 2017 - 12:39 PM

From the opening entry of "The Personal Account of Darius Carlyle":

"I myself am an affront to the human condition."

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Posted 14 January 2017 - 09:12 PM

Page 1 line 1 from a WIP called "Twist"

 

An astute reader may notice that this story begins some years ago, which should be no surprise, as one may never know how much time passes between when words are set on the page and when they might be gobbled up gobbled?  Going for a comic tone? by the reader. 

 

hmmmm... needs work.

I think the conceit to the reader makes this a bit wordy, and could be subtext.  With the cuts I did above, it's still obvious the author is speaking directly to the reader. 



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Posted 14 January 2017 - 09:33 PM

Thanks, Thrash. This is actually based on a Dickens story, so there is the challenge of capturing his feel, if not his voice, in a modern piece. 


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Posted 13 February 2017 - 09:09 PM

Okay... let's do another one...

 

It's 2017, so how about page 20 line 17:

 

From my current - maybe a new WIP:

 

"That is sweet!"


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Posted 14 February 2017 - 10:16 PM

I want to play. From my current book.  

“You’re going to burn down the place?”



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Posted 15 February 2017 - 01:49 PM

"Go to hell" 



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Posted 15 February 2017 - 02:25 PM

Yeah, okay fine, Thrashers, but what is your sentence? :)

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Posted 16 February 2017 - 04:19 PM

Not without a cure, or even confirmation of what I hardly dared think: that the veterans in my hospital unit and Cpl. James Barclay had more in common than their combat service.






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