Monday, November 16, 2009

It was a Bright and Sunny Day

That's the theme for the April edition. Your story should begin with the line "It was a bright and sunny day." and then take off from there. It will be interesting to see in what direction this takes you all.

So, how did I come up with this? There's a first line or first paragraph contest, I can't remember the name of it, based on that cliche story beginning "It was a dark and stormy night." And then there is Snoopy sitting on the top of his dog house typing his novel and beginning with "It was a dark and stormy night." And I thought about using that as the theme, but it's so cliche, so overused, so bleh. Then the lightbulb went off in my head and we'll do the opposite.

I can't wait to see what you people who write dark stories do with that.


  1. There are lots of scary things that come out on bright and sunny days. :)

  2. Ah! You must be thinking of the Bulwer-Lytton contest.

  3. It was a bright and sunny day, when he jumped off the cliff. ;)

    Just a thought...

  4. Writingeveryday, yes that's the one that I was thinking of. Thanks for the link.

    BUT, I want GREAT stories. ;)

    Lost Wanderer, LOL ... I knew you all would be able to take that and turn it dark.

  5. I think this is great : )

    I teach ninth grade English, and I do a lot of prompts where I give my students a first line (or first paragraph) and see what happens : )

    Intriguing that I'm finding myself interested in writing one ...