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Great first lines

May 31, 2015

What a great start to a story:
“A woman and a girl. A man and a boy. And witnesses, people who were interested to see them go up the mountain separately, then come down together, the boy carrying the girl’s basket, and the woman’s hand resting on the man’s arm. As pairs they were already notable, and when they started keeping company, they presented a real puzzle to the flourishing gossips of Gethsemane.”

Ref: (emphases in bold mine) Elizabeth Knox p.177 Gethsemane, pp.177-211 eds. Kelly Link and Gavin Grant (2011) Steampunk! An anthology of fantastically rich and strange stories. Candlewick Press: Somerville, Massachusetts

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