2018 First Lines:

"I wanted you to be the first to know," Rowan tentatively confided in me.
Due date: May 1, 2018

The window was open just enough to let in the cool night air.
Due date: August 1, 2018

As she trudged down the alley, Cenessa saw a small _________________. [Fill in the blank.]
Due date: November 1, 2018

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:

May 2

We're reading: Back in just a bit...

Spring is here: Grab a copy of the new issue:

Vol. 20, Iss. 1: Leo massaged the back of his neck, thankful the meeting was finally over

Print: $5.00

PDF: $2.50


TFL on Tape: Robin reads Amy Griswold's story, "Living History." Give a listen here: TFLonTape.

2017 Issues :

Vol. 19, Iss. 4: "I'm tired of trying to see the good in people."

Print: $5.00

PDF: $2.50

Vol. 19, Iss. 3: Frank Rooney had been the manager of the Shop & Save for thirty-eight years, and he wasn't retiring anytime soon.

Print: $5.00

PDF: $2.50

Vol. 19, Iss. 2: The plan suddenly made sense.

Print: $5.00

PDF: $2.50

Vol. 19, Iss. 1: Eddie tended to drift into whatever jobs were available that would pay the rent.

Print: $5.00

PDF: $2.50


Print (4 issues + 1 issue of The Last Line)

PDF (4 issues + 1 issue of The Last Line)


Additional back issues available here.

NPR . . . Just in case you missed David's interview with All Things Considered, give a listen here.

Our other 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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