In the name of randomness, the first sentences of a few of my recent projects.
The opening of Butterfly's Poison, a fantasy intrigue novel set in a world with advancing technology:
Being shipwrecked, the thought rose to the surface of Miayde’s mind, had a dismaying impact on her dignity.
From The Swan Maiden:
The advantage to madness is that it gives the afflicted the potential to be invisible.
From Flow, my contemporary fantasy novel-in-progress:
On bad days, the world around Kit vibrated in sympathy, a stray shudder from the windows or knick-knacks taking a swan-dive off the cabinet.
And from Polestar:
When the star-heiress returned to the city of Gwynora, she was no longer a figure of purity, protected from the touch of any mortal substance.