The First Line: Quitting Time

There is no Chuck Wendig challenge this week, so I am going to post my latest First Line submission instead. The First Line is a journal that publishes four times a year and, each quarter, provides a prompt in the form of a sentence that is to be used as the first line in your story. There are no restrictions on genre or form, but every story in each issue opens with the same first line.

I have been submitting to TFL for several years now and have never succeeded in being published. This is my submission for the current issue, which was due on February 1. They didn’t accept it, so I can publish it here for you to read. The first line for the quarter was, “Leo massaged the back of his neck, thankful the meeting was finally over.” Please to enjoy, and let me know what you think in the comments. Thanks for stopping by.

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