a comic for class! we were given a list of first sentences of books and movies and told to pick one to inspire a new story. i picked the first line of The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells:

No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man’s and yet as mortal as his own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns they were scrutinised and studied, perhaps almost as narrowly as a man with a microscope might scrutinise the transient creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water.