I'm shamelessly stealing this thread idea from another site. It's simple: share the first three sentence of your work. It can be a WIP, a finished piece, a shelved piece, whatever you like. Others tell you if they would read on and give you a critique if they wish. Three sentences only and that's the only rule. I'll start: Rachel Shaw sat on a bench outside the clinic and watched a caterpillar crawl towards a fork in a tree branch. If it went left, she’d go to the appointment. If it went right, she’d cancel it.