Just read this book. Loved it!
It's fourteen drawings, supposedly dropped off at a children's publisher, that are the beginnings of fourteen stories, with the title and first line enclosed. The mysterious artist who dropped them off never returned. The drawings are haunting and magical, and with first lines like: A tiny voice asked, "Is he the one?" Or: He threw with all his might, but the third stone came skipping back. Or my favorite, entitled Mr. Linden's Library, the first line reads: He had warned her about the book. Now it was too late. The drawing is of a sleeping girl and an open book covered in vines. Can't you just feel a fairy tale tickling the back of your mind? This would be such a great book to use in a creative writing class.
Love this blog. People who chose to live life surrounded by creativity delight me.