2015 First Lines:

Laura liked to think she was honest with herself; it was everyone else she lied to.
Due date: May 1, 2015

The old neighborhood was nearly unrecognizable.
Due date: August 1, 2015

George pressed the call button and said, "Mrs. Whitfield, you have a visitor."
Due date: November 1, 2015

Remember, all stories must start with the appropriate first line, and you cannot change it in any way unless otherwise indicated.

What's New At The First Line:

Dec 13

Now available: Our trippiest issue ever (we have way too much fun around here).

Vol. 16, Iss. 4: We went as far as the car would take us.

Print: $4.00

PDF: $2.00


Back issues available here.


New literary adventure: We also have the first issue ever of The Last Line, as well as the new last line for next year here...The Last Line


TFL on Tape: David reads Tom Green's story, "Secret Identity." Give a listen here: TFLonTape.

The Revolution will be Digitized (sort of): You can purchase TFL subscriptions for your Kindle. Check out the Kindle Magazine Store for more information.

More Pencils, More Books . . . If you're a teacher we'd love to be a part of your curriculum. Click here for more information.

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