Taking some time for some shameless self-promotion, I'll just mention that a story I wrote was accepted by The First Line a month or so ago, and it is now published because I just got contributor copies today. I've written about this magazine on my story related blog before, but since few have read that, I'll just mention its unique concept here. Four times a year, they invite people to submit a story based on the first line of their concoction and the put out an issue of stories all beginning with that first sentence. It's a fun idea. I was pretty excited to get in this time, as I've tried a time or two before.
This isn't meant as an advertisement so much as a simple announcement, but if you want to check out this volume, you can find it at their website, or, if you're in that realm, you can even buy a copy for Kindle if you want.
Here's the line:
Sometimes, when it's quiet, I can remember what my life was like before moving to Cedar Springs.
And they've got a new one up if you want to try your own hand at this. February 1st deadline...