Miss Snark's First Victim
Sorry, but I'm looking for a character or situation that interests me. This sets a location for the story, but the story hasn't started yet. I'd move on.
Pretty title. I love setting, but I'm not a fan of starting with it. Kind of generic.
Semi-hooked. Will read the rest of the paragraph to see what the story is about. I'm a sucker for imagery.
I'm with Krizzly on this one. I like the imagery, and would likely give it a paragraph or two to see where it goes and if the characters are introduced.
Like Jodi and Sandra say, opening lines seem like they must hint at character or plot in media res. Of course there are exceptions, but if you want your work to stand out, it's probably best to start things that way. Setting is an essential component that can be worked in later. Your sentences are good, but they can come once we have a better sense of what we're in for.
I'm OK with this. It's only 25 words, after all, and they are nicely put together. I'll say hooked.
All description, no perspective. Not hooked.
I’d give a few more sentences to draw me in, but I’d need some action soon
Not hooked. It's hard for the first 25 words to be the only judge and for those to be descriptive only, but "echoing silence" "sun" that does "little to warm" cancels everything out. I imagine a pretty picture of mountains that's neither quiet nor loud, cold nor warm. No hooks for me.
Starting with setting is very tricky. If it isn't great, you won't hook many. This is well written, but not great.
This is a lovely passage, but I agree with the concern that we get no sense of conflict, tension, or characters. Not yet hooked ...
I like the imagery, but I want to know where the character is. I'd probably read a few more paragraphs before deciding for certain.
I like the idea of silence echoing. I'd read on, but I'd need a character within a sentence or two.
Lovely, clear, not hooky; all good in my opinion. I'd read on.
I want people! I want action!
Eh. I might read on, but I really want a character very early on.
Strong beginning sentence. Like the title. Hooked.
No hooked even though the title sounded interesting. The scenery description comes across as generic.I tend to be drawn by characters doing something.
Nice visual, but it could be the start of pretty much any genre.
Not hooked, sorry. I like the title, but I'm not taken with pure descriptive openings.
Not hooked. It's pretty enough, but it's basically just the weather.