A few of the openings came to me in comments anonymously, or I lost the email, so if you happen to recognize any of the following as the start to your novel, email me so I can give you credit for your work (if you want it) and so you can give or deny permission to include your brief excerpt in an anthology of New Beginnings.
Stacy Warner watched her husband push his breakfast back and forth across his plate. He didn't like it. 8:30 in the morning, and already she was a failure.
Gravel plumed behind the squad car as it turned right, roaring through the pines toward the light in the distance. The radio crackled. “Lyd. Lyddie, honey. Stop the car.
"We're all crumbling to the shore," the General said, "but I fear that I'm closest to the waves."
Alaya leapt into the stream, savoring the feel of water lapping at her ankles. She spotted a frog and focused on it.
Morgan, King of Glevissig, swore and shook his fist at the hillfort.