This really isn’t funny, except I often wonder why some novels always seem to start this way? My grandson, now a senior in high school, would often make a contribution to one of my plays in progress and it started with – It was dark.
Is there something to be said for setting up a story using such a description? Or it simply an overused circumscribing of the ambience of a location. To say something is dark, just what are you trying to imply? What exactly is dark and who is it? We obviously need to be a little more specific.
For example: The luscious, exquisite, dark chocolate beckoned the appetite of a tall, dark and handsome young man, as he sauntered to the light switch. He sunk his pearly whites into the sumptuous treat and flipped the switch. It was no longer dark.
OK, enough rambling. It was dark!