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First Line Friday: July 30, 2021

It is First Line Friday! Welcome and let’s get writing.

Below, I give you the first line, and you all get to write the rest. This prompt alternates with Jim’s Music Prompts, so make sure to check back next Friday for some musical inspiration.

I’ll provide the first line, you get to write whatever comes afterward. Length, genre, and structure are completely up to you. Feel free to modify the line as you see fit, adding punctuation, quotes, or other bits if so desired. No need to tie it to the picture, unless you want to.

Or for more of a challenge, change nothing. You have a week to write it, enjoy!

Include the first line of course! Tag it Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie, First Line Fridays, and short fiction. Create a link (ping-back) to this post!

Your line for this week is:

August approached in a golden sweltering haze.

About Dylan Hughes

Always short fiction, two times a week.

22 comments on “First Line Friday: July 30, 2021

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  2. Reena Saxena
    July 30, 2021
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  4. pensitivity101
    July 30, 2021

    Here’s mine Dylan

    First Line Friday: July 30, 2021


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    July 30, 2021
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  8. revivedwriter
    July 30, 2021

    I wrote a poem:



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  12. blindzanygirl
    July 31, 2021

    Here is my story Dylan

    August approached in a golden sweltering haze. Sadie had never known the sort of life that the “higher classes” enjoyed. She had realiseed so many months ago that he came from a different place to that which she had come from. She found herself fascinated by it. Drawn, even. So when she got invited to Sunday lunch along with some of his friends and a quaintances she accepted without hesitation.

    The day was hot, and so was the conversation. The kind of conversation that she would never have expected. Sexually explicit was an understatement. Shocked, she wondered if this was how the higher classes went on.

    It was odd really. He had made it plain that they had money. In fact he had made a lot of things plain! So when she found that lunch was served at a nelamine table in the kitchen she was most surprised. She had expected at least to be in a posh dining room complete with posh table and chairs. Maybe the lack of posh language said it all.

    The hats were posh though. The ones that were scattered around for the guests tp pick up before going out into the garden after lunch.
    “You all get on and relax and enjoy yourselves,” he said as he straightened himself up.

    “I’ve got to go and do a baptism.”

    And with that the vicar was gone.


    • Dylan Hughes
      August 13, 2021

      “The day was hot, and so was the conversation.” That’s a dynamite line!


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  15. Maggie
    July 31, 2021

    I left a pingback, but maybe you need to approve? I enjoyed writing from this first line. It took me to place I did not expect. Here is my short fiction piece.

    First Line Friday


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  17. Sheena
    July 31, 2021
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  19. Lorraine
    August 1, 2021

    a mélange of prompts:

    a mélange for sunday morning


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