First Paragraph: Flight From Berlin
Diane at Bibliophile By the Sea asks us to share the first paragraph of a book we are reading. As you can see it’s called First Chapter, First Paragraph Tuesday Intros. As readers we are often captivated or turned away by that first paragraph or two. Let’s see what you think about the first paragraph of my current read.
Eleanor Emerson arched her body through the air and broke the surface with barely splash. In the world below she glided through the veils of sunlight, the bubbles of her breathe rumbling past her ears. She surfaced and air, sound, and light burst over her again. Her myscles were taut, ready for speed.
Weekday afternoons were quiet at Randall’s Island, the periods when only the dedicated furrowed the lanes, marking lengths as mechanically as electric looms. But today the pool seemed far from the world. She was the ohnly swimmer in the water.
What do you think? Would you keep reading?