Cliche as it is now, the line "It was a dark and stormy night" was once original and, if not the best opening line ever, it did certainly evoke a clear mood. And perhaps more importantly, it had impact - so much impact that it's much better known today than its book or author - Paul Clifford by Edward Bulwer-Lytton. Today it's iconic of cliche and overwrought exposition, but in its time the book was quite successful as I understand it.
Your prompt this week is Killer First Line; come up with a great hook for an opening line, and a short paragraph to support it.
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