Mr Librarian and Mrs Teacher

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I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library. Jorge Luis Borges (1899-1986), Argentine writer
 
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By Mr Librarian and Mrs Teacher
What kind of author starts out what kind of a story with a question as its first sentence? As it turns out, a great number of highly regarded authors and some very recognizable stories do just that. There are over 1,200 presented here, in a 90
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One word? What! How? No way. Using a one or two word sentence to start out a story is an interesting way to begin. Many tend to be exclamations or questions or sharp action words that immediately engage the reader. Hundreds of established
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It was a dark and stormy night. Such begins many a story in this 42 page Word document collection of over 425 stories that start out with thunder, lightning, rain, and other stormy weather phenomena in its opening line. The collection includes
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By Mr Librarian and Mrs Teacher
There are 24 hours in a day, and every one of those hours can be specifically found in the opening line of a story, and a lot of those minutes in between also. 1:21 in the morning? Got it. 8:38 in the morning? Got it. 6:02 P.M.? No problem.
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By Mr Librarian and Mrs Teacher
Looking for a story with some direction in it? Then look no further. The over 500 stories in this 52 page Word document have all eight compass points very well-covered. Some have multiple directions in the same sentence. You can even find the
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Just how many colors are under the rainbow? Ever been to a paint store and be amazed at all the color swatches that are there? Well, authors like to use colors in the opening lines of their stories and have named over 250 different ones in this 27
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Blue, cloud-covered, cloud-tattered, cold, copper, crescent, dim, fading, falling, full, half, harvest, quarter, ripe, rising, smiley, summer, swelling, waning, white, winter – all of these types of moons and more can be found in this collection of
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If reading 200 opening lines of stories on a 23 page Word document about sleet, snow, snowmen, and blizzards doesn’t want to make you curl up under a blanket with a cup of hot chocolate in front of a fire, then I don’t know what will. Brrrr! Is it
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By Mr Librarian and Mrs Teacher
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday – you’ll find these days of the week mentioned in the opening lines of over 400 stories in this 46 page Word document. No single day is short-changed either, as you’ll find at least
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January, February, March, and all the way through December, you’ll find all these months mentioned in the opening lines of over 1,000 stories in this 97 page Word document. No single month is short-changed either, as you’ll find at least 50
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By Mr Librarian and Mrs Teacher
This is a 15 page Word document that contains opening lines from over 100 fiction stories that feature a library or librarian in the opening sentences of the story. What a great way to start out a story! Now please be quiet while I read these
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From the albatross to the zephyr and everything in-between, this 30 page Word document contains over 300 different animals or other living organisms that can be found in the opening line of a story. Dogs, cats, and horses are easy to find in
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Judging by the continued ridership on trains, the participation in model train clubs, and the number of model train sets sold each year, it’s pretty clear that many people have an interest and fascination with trains. Apparently, author Linda Lael
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As the workhouse boys in Oliver! sang, Food, Glorious Food! They may have only received gruel for their efforts, but the authors in this collection used much more appetizing offerings including apple strudel, blueberry muffins, chicken cacciatore,
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There’s nothing quite like sleeping in a little late on a Saturday morning, or maybe sneaking in a quick nap every now and then. Apparently many authors agree as there’s over 400 opening lines in this 42 page Word document where people sleep, doze,
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I am an electrocutioner … So begins Stanley Ellin’s 1968 story, The Question. Roger Zelazny put the ellipsis at the beginning of the sentence in his 1976 story The Force That Through the Circuit Drives the Current: … And I had been overridden by a
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It has been said that the eyes are the window into the soul. If that’s the case, then this collection of over 400 opening lines from stories on a 40 page Word document ought to be really enlightening and interesting. Just about any color and type
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Some of the most boldly creative, descriptive, and memorable opening lines involve skies. From the classics to modern writing, over 350 of them can be found in this 36 page Word document of opening lines from stories. Some are short, powerful, and
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Accompanist, accountant, action reporter – the first three types of work that can be found in the more than 400 stories in this 43 page Word document consisting of opening lines from stories. Baker, carpenter, dentist, electrician, farmer, and on
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If you’re one of those people who likes to have a good laugh and to be happy, or at least read about others having a good time, then this list of over 300 stories in a 30 page Word document is just for you. Got a good sense of humor? Want to feel
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Mr Librarian: 15-year MLS-degreed Librarian. Mrs Teacher: 20-year Language Arts and Year Book teacher.

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