Continuing with the theme of lines—either as ghost lines or as epigraphs—this prompt offers two lines from the breathtaking Maggie Smith:
“Because a lie is not a lie if the teller / believes it”
“Night was a secret / we kept from the children.”
Take one of these lines and run with it. If you wish, you can read the original poems: the first is from “Parachute” and the second from “Illustration”; both appear in the book Good Bones, which I cannot recommend enough. You can read more of her poems at her website.
If neither of these lines sets you off, then check out Marty McConnell’s #StealThisLine on Twitter. She provides so many good lines to choose from.