Great Opening Paragraph 87… ‘Time Will Darken It’ #amwriting #FirstPara

William Maxwell“In order to pay off an old debt that someone else had contracted, Austin King had said yes when he knew that he ought to have said no, and now at five o’clock of a July afternoon he saw the grinning face of trouble everywhere he turned. The house was full of strangers from Mississippi; within an hour, friends and neighbours invited to an evening party would begin ringing the doorbell; and his wife (whom he loved) was not speaking to him.”
‘Time Will Darken It’ by William Maxwell
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Try one of these 1st paras & discover a new author:-
Such a Long Journey’ by Rohinton Mistry 
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’ by Mark Haddon 
Death in Summer’ by William Trevor 

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