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Opening Line

"I want you to know, darling, that I'm leaving you for another sex robot -- and she's twice the man you'll ever be," Laura explained as she flounced over to the front door, wafting an alluring aroma of mineral oil behind her ...

(That's from Trunk and Disorderly, coming soon to a store near you, via Asimov's Science Fiction magazine.)

4 Comments

1:

Is there such an award as the "Most hook worthy opener" and are you going for it? Because that is the second most crazy assed opening paragraph I did ever read.

Nice to see your doing some more shorts though Mr S.

2:

Is there such an award as the "Most hook worthy opener" and are you going for it?

I think it's called the 'diGriz'.

Many people mistakenly think that the award is a small statue of a robotic metal rat, but the statue is actually one of a police robot crushed by a safe. Thermite charge not included. ;)

3:

No, I'm afraid Varley won it for the _Steel Beach_'s opening line. I mean, it's hard to beat 'In five years, the penis will be obsolete.' :)

4:

I was thinking the exact same thing. ALMOST as good as Varley's opening line in STEEL BEACH, but not quite.---Al

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