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The Daily Prompt – November 7 – Opening Line


1. Use the prompt in the way it’s intended (starting a sentence, the title of the piece, theme, etc)

2. You may write in any format you see fit (fiction, non-fiction, poem, song, script, etc.)

3. Post your piece of writing in the comments section of the website to be considered for the ‘Best Of’ section.


The Prompt –

Write the opening line to your memoir.

About Christopher Margolin

Chris Margolin spent more than a decade in Education as a high school English teacher, and is now an Instructional Coach for the Longview School District. He is also the founder of The Poetry Question, an online journal which focuses on reviews of small press poetry publications, and runs a regular series called "The Power of Poetry," where notable poets share their personal stories of how poetry has affected their lives. Margolin resides in Vancouver, Washington with his wife, and daughter.

7 comments on “The Daily Prompt – November 7 – Opening Line

  1. Mess
    November 7, 2013

    Things weren’t always screwed up all around me. No, wait, that’s a lie. Things were always a mess. Sometimes, though, I was a real champ at parting the seas of love, dirty clothes, and manufactured chaos.

    I blame my mother; the woman loved a good story, even if she had to craft it in real life first. And, as I was taught, every good story starts with a fist fight…

  2. JG Allan
    November 7, 2013

    In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since, but I don’t feel like going into it if you want to know the truth.

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  4. sandukhie
    November 7, 2013

    Never had I imagined my life like this. I’m not sure that I ever imagined my life. My future. Tomorrow. I don’t think I had a concept of tomorrow – of what comes next, a goal, something to strive for. I just existed. Day to day, doing what needed to be done to survive the 24 hours in front of me. Preparing to wake up with the next sunrise and do it again.

  5. kiwiskan
    November 7, 2013

    When I was small I had a magic carpet…

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