2017 First Lines:

"I'm tired of trying to see the good in people."
Due date: November 1, 2017

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:

Sept 20

Frank Rooney . . . is here. You can order a copy below, or why not go for a whole subscription?

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

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


2017 Issues :

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.


TFL on Tape: David reads Zach Davis's story, "Existential Crisis on Boring-Ass Earth." Give a listen here: TFLonTape.

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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