Great Opening Paragraph 97… ‘The Curious Incident…’ #amwriting #FirstPara

Mark Haddon“It was 7 minutes after midnight. The dog was lying on the grass in the middle of the lawn in front of Mrs Shears’ house. Its eyes were closed. It looked as if it was running on its side, the way dogs run when they think they are chasing a cat in a dream. But the dog was not running or asleep. The dog was dead. There was a garden fork sticking out of the dog. The points of the fork must have gone all the way through the dog and into the ground because the fork had not fallen over. I decided that the dog was probably killed with the fork because I could not see any other wounds in the dog and I do not think you would stick a garden fork into a dog after it had died for some other reason, like cancer for example, or a road accident. But I could not be certain about this.”
‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ by Mark Haddon 

Try one of these 1st paras & discover a new author:-
‘Brighton Rock’ by Graham Greene
‘Spies’ by Michael Frayn
‘Bel Canto’ by Anne Patchett

And if you’d like to tweet a link to THIS post, here’s my suggested tweet:
THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME by @mark_haddon #books via @SandraDanby

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