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14 April 2013 @ 03:11 pm
Fic Meme  
Gakked from badboy_fangirl: The rules are simple: you quote the first lines of your 21 most recent fics.

It's the first lines of my 21 most recent posted fics, given I have a few WIPs and a handful of stories waiting to be posted.

#1: They’re walking a fine line between closeness and odd closeness.

#2: A low sound, something between a growl and a wail, breaks free of Sara’s throat and fills the sultry air of the bedroom.

#3: It starts because when Sara comes back from the clinic still wearing her lab coat over her slacks and tee-shirt, Michael brushes a kiss over her lips and tells her she’s pretty.

#4: It always starts with something seemingly innocuous.

#5: She’s a good girl.

#6: It’s not a fetish.

#7: Three times a night or once every six months.

#8: Neither Sara nor Michael believes him when Lincoln says that he did not carefully orientate the mirror at the foot of his bed.

#9: There’s no light.

#10: “Not too tight, Michael?”

#11: It was not that Lincoln enjoyed doing it.

#12: Sara half closed her eyes in the darkness of the lobby.

#13: LJ knows. He’s twenty-two and not completely stupid so of course, he knows.

#14: “Whatever, go ahead,” Lincoln shouts at them from the kitchen.

#15: Neither of them is overly sentimental, and it’s not like it’s about sentiments anyway.

#16: Sara sets the rhythm tonight.

#17: He looked like someone who’d got his cookie stolen.

#18: She’s filled with them; stretched in a way they have only fancied once or twice.

#19: It has never bothered him before, quite the contrary since he’s always liked having Lincoln around.

#20: He looks at Sara and Lincoln’s fancy dress costumes and envisions those poor guys in whose ears a devil and an angel whisper advice and recommendations.

#21: It starts with a simple, clichéd question.

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So, apparently, I like short sentences as first lines. Not that it's a surprise, but it's quite obvious here. And three "It starts with..." but this one is a coincidence.
All of them are from Prison Break except #15. #15 is a tiny Kalinda/Peter ficlet (The Good Wife) from Improbable Encounters.
Current Mood: procrastinating
bleodswean: prison breakbleodswean on April 14th, 2013 04:08 pm (UTC)
I like this meme and I like what it points out about your particular fic - this very nearly works as a stand-alone, doesn't it?
Clair de Lune: ecriture1clair_de_lune on April 16th, 2013 06:06 pm (UTC)
I knew about my tendency to start with short sentences, at least for one shots, but I hadn't realized it was that often. Moreover, it doesn't show in the meme, but my first sentence is often a paragraph by itself.
It made me a bit conscious, that said, and I tried not to start the same way for the ficlet I'm writing :-p