Good Openings #5

Priya pretended to inhale the smoke and blew on her father’s face.

At that moment he decided what he will do with her.

Now, twenty-five years later, sitting in the 2:15pm train to Pune on a summer day, she looked out of the window.

Why was it so easy for him to do that to me, she thought.

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.