And then the murders began.

Hi all!
And congratulations to President Tanatswa!


So, this was a little game we played in the other class, so I thought you might enjoy it too as we wind down to the end of our blogging for the term!

As we know, Twitter, Facebook and other social media platforms are an interesting place to witness all kind of language forms in action. From news articles to “Which member of One Direction are you?” quizzes, people constantly share written language in these forums. Today I saw a particularly amusing wave of literary engagement which took Twitter by storm a few weeks ago. You can read the article here:

The premise is that the first line of almost any plot can be  instantly improved by making the second line, “And then the murders began.”

People on Twitter took to sharing their examples. Prepare for your childhoods to be slightly tainted.

From The Hungry Hungry Caterpillar:

“One sunny Sunday, the caterpillar was hatched out of a tiny egg. He was very hungry. And then the murders began.”


“I wonder what Piglet is doing,” thought Pooh. And then the murders began.


Mr & Mrs Dursley, of number 4, Privet Drive, were proud to say they were perfectly normal, thank you very much. And then the murders began.

Why not participate in a little literary playtime? In the comments, find a book, write out the first line and add the golden phrase.

A prize to my favourite one 😉


Ms Roberts


One Comment

  1. Life of Pi by Yann Martel –
    My suffering left me sad and gloomy.
    Academic study and the steady, mindful practice of religion slowly brought me back to life. And then the murders began.

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