Challenge Three: Literary Lines

The Rules:

Write a story in either five hundred or one thousand words--no more, no less, no number in between.

Use any one of these lines from famous works as your first line. Obviously, cite them. Find out where they come from, it'll maybe give you an idea what to write. If you can't find out, I'll tell you.:

"The world is a pancake. And you so are not blueberry syrup."

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

"The past is a foreign country. They do things differently there."

"I went to Venice, which drove me mad with its beauty and made me want to be in love, which is always very depressing. The human heart is terribly flawed. We yearn for love and then when we do love we invariably pick someone who won't love us back. I think what we must yearn for then is the depression that precedes love. It's much more popular. So many more people tell me they're depressed than tell me they're in love."

"It was a pleasure to burn."

Across the Border by CJ | Smallville | PG   

All's Fair by Madelyn | Smallville | PG-13   

A Poor Substitute by Annie | Sports Night | G

Migration by Apathy | Farscape | PG  

The Dangling Conversation by Shellah | Sports Night | G



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