1LineWedToday’s theme for 1 Line Wednesday, sponsored by RWA’s Kiss of Death Chapter is opening lines. After humor, and then last week’s practical jokes (in honor of April Fools Day), I’m delighted to have an easy one. So here it is, the opening line from The Ruins.

Grief, guilt, heartbreak, fear, loss, abandonment swirl in my head, creating a vortex of pain and confusion keeping me awake.

You can see previous week’s themes and lines here.