Starting a story.

How does one start a story?

Read these books many years ago and I could never get these openings out of my head.

Fyodor Dostoevsky, Notes from the underground.

I AM A SICK MAN…. I am a spiteful man. I am an unattractive man.

Karl Marx, Communist Manifesto.

A spectre is haunting Europe – the spectre of communism. All the powers of old Europe have entered into a holy alliance to exorcise this spectre: Pope and Tsar, Metternich and Guizot, French Radicals and German police-spies.

Kafka, Metamorphosis

One morning, as Gregor Samsa was waking up from anxious dreams, he discovered that in bed he had been changed into a monstrous verminous bug. 

Talk about the dramatic entrance…