Five Almost Famous First Lines

They call me Ishmael,
but my name is Bob;
more appropriate
for a life at sea.

It was the best of times,
It was the worst of times;
God how I hate grading
math tests.

He was born with
the gift of laughter,
and a sense that the world
was mad,
and the man he thought
his enemy,
was really just his dad.

MARLEY was dead: to begin with.
As if he weren’t already difficult
to shop for
at Christmas.

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.
Now - what could possibly
go wrong?

Copyright 2019 by C. Max Schenk - all rights reserved, like the thoughts of a guilty man