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.
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…