Today in memorable opening paragraphs


He goes barefoot into the meaty darkness. Beneath him the water holds a shattered plate of light, a warped version of the hole he’s just come through. Inside the tank the air is not breathing. He holds his breath too. He doesn’t hear his father outside, or any other sound. Not even a crow or one of the dogs barking. They’ve all frozen.

Gone, Jennifer Mills

Consider the sentence “he goes barefoot into the meaty darkness” with me for a moment. I cannot wait to read this novel.

About Rachel Watts

I am a writer from Perth, Western Australia. My speculative fiction novella Survival will be released in early 2018. View all posts by Rachel Watts

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