1. She huffed and puffed, sweat beading on her brow, stretching and pulling the spandex until its integrity moaned; it didn’t matter, the Jane Fonda workout waited for no one.
2. As we walked up to the door full of holiday greetings, the in-laws opened it and we were met with the full ensemble, including their not-so-friendly mutt encased in an Elizabethan collar.
3. The only thing keeping her from playing the lotto was her irrational fear of taxes.
4. She opened her eyes in the morning to find that everything in her house had grown 120x and that she was in danger of being crushed by a penny precariously perched on her headboard.
Those are my four really bad first sentences…hopefully my next short story does not begin with something like this….