2016 First Lines:

“Unfortunately, there is no mistake,” she said, closing the file.
Due date: February 1, 2016

By the fifteenth month of the drought, the lake no longer held her secrets.
Due date: May 1, 2016

Mrs. Morrison was too busy to die.
Due date: August 1, 2016

In the six years I spent tracking David Addley, it never occurred to me that he didn’t exist.
Due date: November 1, 2016

Remember, all stories must start with the appropriate first line, and you cannot change it in any way unless otherwise indicated.

What's New At The First Line:

Nov. 1

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New lines: Not like we're trying to rush 2015 out the door, but we've got some new lines for 2016.

Now available: Fall 2015 issue...

Vol. 17, Iss. 3: The old neighborhood was nearly unrecognizable.

Print: $5.00

PDF: $2.50


Back issues available here.

TFL on Tape: Robin and David read Allie Marini Batts's story, "In Bloom." Give a listen here: TFLonTape.

New literary adventure: We also have the second issue of The Last Line, as well as the new last line for next year here...The Last Line

The Revolution will be Digitized (sort of): You can purchase TFL subscriptions for your Kindle. Check out the Kindle Magazine Store for more information.

More Pencils, More Books . . . If you're a teacher we'd love to be a part of your curriculum. Click here for more information.

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