Writing Prompts

Writing Prompt: Austen First Line


This week, I’d like to challenge you to begin a story as Jane Austen began Pride & Prejudice. That is, you must start your story with:

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of…

Continue the story from there. You can write any genre, any time period. You must keep your story to 500 words or less.

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