#1linewed – Opening Lines

The Haunted Pen - #1linewed, Opening Lines
Every Wednesday writers gather on Twitter to submit postings under the #1lineWed (One-Line Wednesday) hashtag organized by the Mystery/Romantic Suspense chapter of Romance Writers of America @RWAKissofDeath.

Some writers post short passages from their work, while others write pieces especially for the theme of the week. Listed below is a selection of my offerings and some of my favorite posts by other authors for this week. You can follow me on Twitter at @dmbauthor

May 11, 2016 – Theme “Opening Lines (from any chapter)”

I’ve got a cold steel heart and go a little bat-shit crazy from time to time #HighwaytoHell – 2 Retweets, 6 Likes

She was one of the unlucky ones; a bundle of clothes sitting, begging on the street. No hope, no future and nowhere to call home – 4 Retweets, 11 Likes

“I can’t sleep, Daddy,” Cass said as she crept into my bed. The morning freezing cold, I woke holding the dress she was buried in – 2 Retweets, 5 Likes

Favorite Tweets by Other Authors

Greta Cribbs ‏@GretaCribbs
The steady beep of Nick’s heart monitor had become the soundtrack of Ashley’s entire life – 9 Retweets, 38 Likes

Joshua Haveman ‏@JDHaveman
The fog had settled over the windswept trees like a sheet on a restless sleeper, barely there, soon to be thrown off – 2 Retweets, 7 Likes

Anna Priemaza ‏@annab311a
I am kneeling at the foot of my bed when I hear the police come for me, my hands clasped in a prayer that won’t take shape – 2 Retweets, 7 Likes


2 thoughts on “#1linewed – Opening Lines

  1. Thanks for listing me among your favorites! That line, I think, was the most popular of all the #1linewed tweets I’ve ever made. Every week is an eye opening experience as I discover which lines seem to resonate with others and which lines don’t. I’m sure other authors have the same experience.


    1. My pleasure Greta. I thought it was a great opening line. I know what you mean about #1linewed. I enjoy the challenge and, like you, seeing how some lines resonate more than others. I look forward to seeing more of your work.


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