Dark and Stormy

“Never begin a story with, ‘It was a dark and stormy night…'” the teacher instructed. She was talking about the often-mocked and parodied opening sentence written by English novelist Edward Bulwer-Lytton from his 1830 novel ‘Paul Clifford.’

The student raised his hand and quietly waited to be called on before asking, “But what if it was a dark and stormy night?”

That student spent the rest of that period sitting in his desk, facing a blank corner. Now a professional writer, he has never started a story with, “It was a dark and stormy night…”

But secretly — he’s always wanted too.

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