#firstlinelastline: Mashup the first line of a novel with the last line of another
Yesterday Matt Thomas tweeted a mashup of the first line from The Old Man and the Sea and the last line of The Great Gatsby. Then he tweeted one with the first line of Moby-Dick and the last line of Gravity’s Rainbow. I thought this mashup needed to become a genre, so I gave it a hashtag: #firstlinelastline
Tweet out your own and use the hashtag! #firstlinelastline
UPDATE: Oh, what the heck, let’s make it a Tumblr, too.
It happened every year, was almost a ritual. It begins like this: “Barrabas came to us by sea…” - The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo + The House of the Spirits
The Beretta Px4 compact pistol is slightly larger than a mobile phone, weighs around seven hundred grams, and can fire ten shots. And nothing will get in my way. - The Winner Stands Alone + Amrita
I have been arrested. I can’t say more than that, for it should remain a mystery, one that never ends. - Q & A + Saving Fish from Drowning