Today in the Whether Here, we're back with Part Two of The First Sentences Project that I'm participating in with Eric Schwitzgebel, Rachel Swirsky, Aliette de Bodard, and Ann Leckie. If you missed Part One in the last post, here's a little background about the project from Eric:
How much can you predict about a story from its title and first sentence alone? Aliette de Bodard, Ann Leckie, Cati Porter, Rachel Swirsky and I aim to find out! We have taken the first sentences of five stories from July’s issue of Lightspeed Magazine [link] (kindly provided to us in advance by John Joseph Adams) and attempted to predict the plot of each story. [Note: Ann and Rachel attempted to predict based on the first sentence alone, while Aliette, Cati, and I also looked to the title for clues.]
Our first story was “Magnifica Angelica Superable” by Rochita Loenen-Ruiz.
Our second story is "The One Who Isn't" by Ted Kosmatka. The first sentence is:
It starts with light.
Go visit Eric's blog to read our guesses!