1.The largest golden maple leaf I’d ever seen landed at my feet as I turned the corner.
2.I could barely look at it. The sticky note attached to the jar read, “Careful. It’s loaded.”
3.I received a letter from a great uncle I never knew, stating I was heir to his throne in a faraway kingdom.
4.The little boy looked at me and said, “The choice is yours. What will you decide?”
5.Once she catches your scent — a scent like yours, especially — she learns everything about you.
6.“I need something to look forward to that doesn’t come in a bottle. You got any ideas?”
7.His bike still hung on the rack, covered in dust, and one wheel bent into a moon shape.
8.I was through the woods with my older brother when we heard a strange growl.
9.As I gazed up at the stars, I noticed an especially bright one moving slowly across the night sky.
10.It was enough for her that he’d found a lost child and returned him to his parents.
11.Her voice broke over the phone when mine did, but she said, “It’s actually pretty nice here.”
12.You were born to make mistakes and to change the world as you learned from them.
13.I was taking a nap when I woke up to find myself surrounded by hundreds of people.
14.On a night like this, the sky should be full of stars, but as she looked up, her legs almost gave out.
15.She was the kind of person who loudly insulted others’ intelligence while neglecting her own.
16.Custer graduated at the bottom of his class at West Point. There was a reason.
17.“Oh, spare me the theatrics, and go cry somewhere else,” he said, adding, “No one wants to see that.”
18.If they don’t find Ben attractive, they at least find him compelling. That’s the problem.
19.The baby’s name was Petra before the neighborhood prophet said something disconcerting to her father.
20.The first time I remember him looking at me with anything like pride was when I screamed in his face.
21.My dad told me he started a new job today, and I found a superhero cape in the backseat of his car!
22.I went with my grandpa to milk the cows, but something was different about the barn today.
23.I’ve always been afraid of spiders, but the world was counting on me, so I pushed through.
24.I was walking down Main Street when I spotted a man who looked exactly like my grandfather.
25.I looked into the crystal ball and saw myself walking hand-in-hand with my mortal enemy.
26.I spent a thousand years in that bottle before a child freed me from it and called me “Mama.”
27.The trolls in that valley are the ones who found me and gave me my name.
28.I know how he sees me; the alcohol helps with that. But it doesn’t argue with him.
29.Her first love lay on the table in a neat, familiar arrangement, while her second love waited for her to come read them.
30.Last week, I met a girl named Mary, and we became best friends even though she’s not like most people I know.
31.I was playing hide-and-seek with my friend when I saw something I’ve never seen before.
32.The label on the bottle said “Drink me,” and Alice rolled her eyes and snickered as she poured herself a glass.
33.I was eating lunch with friends when I overheard them talking about a mysterious creature called a MarshCrawler.
34.On a camping trip with my family, we discovered a cave filled with the most beautiful treasures you’ve ever seen.
35.My dad taught me how to use a metal detector, and you’ll never believe what I found.
36.I was riding home after school when I came upon a group of kids throwing rocks at each other.
37.No one suspected that every one of the vaccine syringes sent to those areas would render their receivers sterile for life.
38.Today, I got a call from someone saying they have important news about my family history.
39.I was having dinner with some friends when I realized I’d left my wallet back at home.
40.The one thing my mother hadn’t told me about her past was the reason I now lived in an icy cave near the top of the highest peak.
41.“I’d just stepped out of Ford’s for a drink during intermission. Booth was drinking in the same saloon. And then he wasn’t.”
42.The day began normally until I noticed an odd smell coming from the kitchen sink.
43.The freeway was completely deserted, and the only words on the marquee near my exit were “Supplies have run out, and shelters are full.”
44.I knew she’d been scratched during the attack, but until now, full moons hadn’t been a problem.
45.I don’t sleep with that stone unless I want to wake up feeling as though I spent the whole night running.
46.Everyone assumed Jack the Ripper was a man. It was the perfect cover for the family business.
47.She told me I was the perfect candidate for their weaponized shifter program; and their target was someone easy to dislike.
48.Even with a baby in her arms and her hair loose, I knew her. And it all came back.
49.He prided himself on understanding criminals. This one, with his glassy eyes and unerasable smirk, was the first to humble him.
50.When I walked into the living room this morning, my mom had a huge grin on her face.
51.With his background and fierce appearance, no one expected Bruno the mastiff to be a good dog for small children.
52.She’d spend hours in the shop, looking over different stones, holding them briefly in her hand — until she found one that didn’t want to leave her fingers.
53.He quietly rolled the car back down the driveway and into the street before pausing for one last look at my bedroom window.
54.I always wondered what it would be like if it actually rained cats and dogs, then it happened.
55.This was the seventh parcel to arrive for her with nothing for a return address but a dried blossom under a square of packing tape.
56.It was there the billionaires of the world gathered to announce their joint decision, either oblivious or indifferent to the revolution brewing next door.
57.We had an understanding, Jefferson and I. He promised me freedom for my unborn children.
58.He made it sound as though the very worst thing I could be was a witch.