- Prompt: Write the opening line to a story based on the photo prompt above. You can be poignant, funny, witty, etc.; it is, after all, your story.
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1. When Defbeijklas hijacked this human body, he thought it would be inconspicuous to wear the black and white box the humans stared so fondly at. —Janell Lim
The shattered cathode-ray tube currently lodged into my jugular vein keeps me both alive and dead, famous and infamous.
Still onstage with the magician, I screamed for help, but the only sound that emerged from my mouth was static.
He wondered if the punishment fit the crime of excessive viewing.
Tom had read that to properly repair a television set, you must understand how it works, inside out.
It was not the best hiding spot, but it would have to do; fortunately, Ronald had three semesters of improv and a misplaced remote control working in his favor.
There was nothing Mr. Grant wouldn’t do to get the attention of his students.
As an actor and voice talent, I looked a long time for an image that would fit with the motto on my business card: “TV or not TV?”
David chose to be alone when he contacted Galactic headquarters, partially for operational security, but mainly because of how dorky he felt using the gear.
During the divorce proceedings I knew that Chris was serious about keeping the television, but I just didn’t realize how serious.