Okay, this was just a quick thought of mine, a speedy little workshop exercise that might prove some fun. It's as simple as this: give us a first line. No more than that. Something catchy, something that hooks us in. Something intriguing, something disturbing, something amusing, something depressing. Something, anyway. Who knows, it might spur you to write a story you never knew you had in you. So, have at it! One of mine, and one that came to me out of the blue and that I've since used to build a story around: His mother died on a Monday.