Here’s A Great Opening Line — Now Use It to Write A Story, or Poem, or Essay

”None of them knew the color of the sky.”

This is the opening line from the novel, ”The Open Boat,” by Stephen Crane.  Now, take this line as the opening of your writing for today and build a story with it. Use the line as the opening one for your story or poem or essay. Think about not knowing the color of the sky. What would that be like not to know the color of sky?   Are the people blind?  Are they underground? Are they hidden someplace?  What should follow the opening line?

The idea for this writing prompt comes from Kim Stafford from his article in Teachers & Writers Magazine at: http://teachersandwritersmagazine.org/the-backward-prompt-using-great-first-lines-from-literature-to-invent-your-own-way-forward-3291.htm

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