2018 First Lines:

Spring:
Leo massaged the back of his neck, thankful the meeting was finally over.
Due date: February 1, 2018

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

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

Winter:
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:

November 2

We got the lines! The 2018 first lines are here. (And the 2018 last line is here.) 2018 marks our 20th year. Make us proud, people.

 

In the meantime . . . we're reading for the winter issue. Be back in just a bit.

 

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


Subscriptions:

Print (4 issues + 1 issue of The Last Line)
$20.00

PDF (4 issues + 1 issue of The Last Line)
$6.00

 

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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