2022 First Lines:

Winter:
When he died, their father had two requests.
Due date: November 1, 2022

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:

August 2

We're reading about Lily... Back in a bit!

 

Summer's still here! . . .

Vol. 24, Iss. 2:
Thomas hadn't expected to be alive when the town's time capsule was opened.

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We've got a new episode of TFL on Tape . . . David reads Gabrielle Friesen's story, "Crocodiles in Wake." Listen here: TFLonTape.

 

Inventing Rayna . . . The spring 2022 issue is here:

Vol. 24, Iss. 1:
Rayna sat in front of the mirror removing her makeup and wondered who she would discover underneath.

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The winter 2021 issue is here . . . Decisions, decisions, decisions:

Vol. 23, Iss. 4:
Later that evening, they sat alone in their apartment, wondering if they had made the right decision.

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The fall 2021 issue is here . . . Find out what we did with all those bodies:

Vol. 23, Iss. 3:
"What should we do with the body?"

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Summer's here . . . The summer 2021 issue is available:

Vol. 23, Iss. 2:
Lena was raised on violin lessons and minimal parental supervision.

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Spring's here . . . The spring 2021 issue is available:

Vol. 23, Iss. 1:
Darryl slid three quarters into the vending machine and weighed his options.

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Back issues are available here.

We have Publish or Perish T-shirts: Click here to view and order.

The 2022 Last Line: Check out the last line for 2022. Don't forget to submit.

International update . . . We're updating our policy for international hard copy subscriptions and individual issue orders. You can read about it 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.

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