Part of the 10x10 Challenge, which is to write 10 ten-second songs: https://fawm.org/forums/topic/8809
The 10x10 Challenge does not require a theme throughout, but I decided to focus entirely on the famous first lines of famous novels.
...And the Confederacy of Dunces one fulfills the clothing challenge for the week.
“Call me Ishmael.”
—Herman Melville, Moby-Dick
“It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.”
—George Orwell, 1984
“I am an invisible man.”
—Ralph Ellison, Invisible Man
“It was a pleasure to burn.”
—Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451
“If this typewriter can’t do it, then fuck it, it can’t be done.”
—Tom Robbins, Still Life with Woodpecker
“ It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.”
—Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
"Marley was dead, to begin with."
—Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol
"A green hunting cap squeezed the top of a fleshy balloon of a head."
—John Kennedy Toole, A Confederacy of Dunces
“As Gregor Samsa awoke one morning from uneasy dreams he found himself transformed in his bed into a monstrous vermin.”
—Franz Kafka: Metamorphosis
"It was the day my grandmother exploded."
—Iain Banks, The Crow Road