Thursday, October 9, 2008

F2S 54

What do guns and ostriches have to do with each other? Yesterday, I'd have said nothing.

28 comments:

Just_Me said...

he he he I think I know this one. It's pretty funny and a good opening :o)

Gypsywitch said...

This is just odd enough to hook me right away. :)

Christy said...

Quirky. I like it.

peachie_keen said...

Like it. I'd immediately think poaching. Not sure if thats the direction you want readers to go.

H. L. Dyer said...

great opening. :)

RayLynne said...

I'm hooked.

RayLynne said...

I'm hooked.

brimfire said...

Hmm. I'll disagree with everyone else. I don't like books that begin with questions.

Kat Harris said...

I'm with brimfire on the not liking questions as openers, but I'd definitely read the next few paragraphs to see what's up.

Intriguing.

disorderly said...

I'd have to read more of this just to see what's up. From the quirkiness of the opening lines, I'm almost prepared to read about ostriches hunting. ;-)

Sissy said...

Well, it's interesting and I'm curious enough to want to read more, but my first instinct was to want to change it to what do guns and ostriches have in common.

Emily said...

i'm hooked. I really want to know what this one's about.

Lori said...

I’d definitely read more. We’ve already gotten a sense of mystery and humor, as well as time. I’m intrigued and want to know the answer to that riddle.

Karrie said...

These two sentences have just enough of a hook to keep me reading.

blodwyn said...

I'd keep reading.

Anonymous said...

Hehe, no ostrich hunting. This is a YA fantasy :)

Elizabeth said...

Good! Especially for YA.

Lady Glamis said...

What do guns and ostriches have to do with each other? Yesterday, I'd have said nothing.

I agree with brimfire. I don't like questions as first lines. And who's asking it, anyway?

I am hooked, though. Anything with ostriches in a first line has got to be interesting. :)

Inkblot said...

I like it :)

queenofmean said...

I like it. What DO guns & ostriches have to do with each other? I'd like to find out.

Mary said...

The question is bizarre enough for it to work for me. I'm hooked.

fairchild said...

Poaching? Oh, wait, I'll just read on to find out. Nice opening. Hooked. :)

Tessa said...

Great fun, I'd keep reading just to get an answer to the question.

Trish said...

I'm curious enough to read on. I love ostriches

Wulf said...

hooked; wouldn't change a thing :)

Lyon said...

I like it. It does make me want to keep reading.

Merc said...

I know this one too, but I quite like it, and *hint* you need to finish it sometime. ;)

Carol said...

Good hook. Draws me in.