Friday, April 11, 2014

A Sentence I Can Never Finish

I've had the opening line of a book in my head for years, never quite knowing where it connects to. Today, I'm sharing it with you, because it's such a good opening sentence that I want to share it with people despite not knowing what comes next.

"They say that a man who seeks revenge should begin by digging two graves. I dug three; but in fairness, two of them were very small."

I dunno, maybe it's my "For Sale: Baby shoes, never worn."


Matthew E said...

It's because your protagonist is two kids who disguise themselves as a grownup by having one sit on the other's shoulders and wearing a long coat.

1LLoyd said...

The two small ones are for the halves of the the one the protagonist is about to take revenge on.

That was my first thought upon reading your line. Some dark corners in my mind that I may want to leave alone.

Do you have a second line? Just one more?

Anonymous said...

It could be that the protagonist is a child taking revenge upon a parent-and-child who killed his parents.

Or someone so blinded by revenge he wants to kill the two children of the (dead) antagonist who wronged his family.