Good Openings #4

Two days before she hung herself in the college dorm room, Dori visited her mother’s grave. 

At the graveyard she stood near the tree, watching the headstone from a distance. She stood there for two hours, unmoving.

Squirrels and birds went on about in her plain sight, until nothing moved when it began turning dark.


An occasional series where I post an original story opening—short, emotional, and complete with intrigue. Use these to unblock your writing. For a deck of 52 cards with these openings, click here. 

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