I bet that got everyone's attention. I don't mean hookers of the sexual kind. Stephen King calls them hookers, that first line (or lines) that open a story, and draw you into the reading. In essence the hook that pulls the reader in. These 13 hookers are from stories that I have written and in most cases have not had published. (Yet, always the optimist.) Read my hookers and see if you'd be interested in reading the rest of the story. I've given the hook and the title of the story.
1. There was hair under her arms and she stank of sweat. Perfection is not easily found. I rolled away and left her on her back swearing.
2. Upside down he hung; the head was nowhere in sight, but the bright red blood was everywhere. - In The City
3. Bourbon breath, the old man assualted their senses with his presence as well as his story. - Hope Dies At Midnight
4. This is a story of a man who was many men and a ver beautiful lady who was no one. This is a story of the future, not the far future but not quite the near and of a country that thought it was so powerful that even God was on its side.
5. It was a special type of day, because it was a special time of year. The day was the tenth, which had nothing to do with it, and the month was April, which had a lot to do with it.
- The Oscar Zoroaster Phadrig Isaac Norman Henkle Emmannuel Ambroise Diggs Traveling Circus and Unusal Sideshows
6. He knew it was going to be a rotten Monday as soon as they cut his head off.
- The Search
7. This is not a story. Nowhere on these pages will you find a beginning, middle or end.
- Confessions of a Science Fiction Fan
8. There was a time, once many years ago, that she dreamed of a husband, a son or daughter, a nice house, car and all the etc. to go along with such.
9. I was coming home from an all day visit with a sick friend when I had a flying tackle put on me by a hundred and twenty pounds of female.
- The Sound of God's Laughter
10. The beginning of a story should be prefaced with some sort of revelant quote or saying that pertains to the story. It makes for a stronger work and shows the reader that you, the writer, have some literary knowledge. But all the above still being true I am going to start this story without any preamble. After all the story has to stand or fall on its own.
- Mr. Gerber, If You Read This Please Call (504)752-9163
11. A burning sound. Where is Benny? Smoke, billowing into shadowary figures of orange and yellow.
- Promises In The Dark
12. The sun is going to nova, a plague is loose and rumor is the bomb is going to be dropped. So how many ways can the earth be destroyed?
- Christ On A Hill
13. Columbus stood on the bow of his ship, gazing into the clear blue water.
- The Nina, the Pinta, the Santa Maria and the Street Gang Rumble
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