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2017 Finalists

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Changes From a Sunset
2017 Finalist
First Lines Contest 2017 Aileen FriedmanAileen Friedman   December 30, 2016   0
Category: Fiction / Christian
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Every Thursday evening, Cole, my partner of three years, my brother Eric, and I have dinner with my parents, Leon and Rose. They live just around the corner from my home in Gordons Bay, and on top of our regular family dinners, we see one another almost every day. Thursdays, however, is family night, and we are all expected to attend.

First Lines Contest 2017: Silenced
2017 Finalist
First Lines Contest 2017 Raebeth McGee-BudaRaebeth McGee-Buda   December 29, 2016   3
Category: Fiction / Christian
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Under the surface, darkness lurks. Maybe, for a moment, a smile graces my face or a laugh escapes my lips. But just for a moment, then, the crushing weight of the dark presses upon me.

When is My Forever
2017 Finalist
First Lines Contest 2017 Aileen FriedmanAileen Friedman   December 29, 2016   0
Category: Fiction / Christian
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Driving past the pick-up-and-go for the fifth time, I was quickly losing my patience. Dena, my mother, was supposed to have been there waiting for me. According to the person who had answered the phone at the information desk, her flight had landed forty-five minutes ago – yet there was still no sign of her.

Second is Best
2017 Finalist
First Lines Contest 2017 Aileen FriedmanAileen Friedman   December 29, 2016   0
Category: Fiction / Christian
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Heavy rain drops pelted against the windows of the coffee shop forcing me to stare through the grey haze towards the ocean. Trees were bent over backwards, resisting the force of the wind, and the waves of the sea seemed to argue with the sand, smashing against the shoreline in an angry and wild dance. The storm violently ravaged the usually peaceful beachfront at Addington Beach, as people tried with all their might to remain upright as they ran – or attempted to run – for shelter.

First Lines Contest 2017: Kleptomaniac Who's Really Robbing God Anyway?
2017 Finalist
First Lines Contest 2017 Frank Chase JrFrank Chase Jr   December 04, 2016   0
Category: Non-Fiction / Religion
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In moments of great spiritual and theological challenges, people rise and fall on their sword of beliefs to the point of risking death. Some fall on their spiritual sword out of a passion for knowledge, faith and understanding of the truth. Others fall on their sword out of ignorance; they simple do not know the full history or truth of a subject.

First Lines Contest 2017: War Merchant
2017 Finalist
First Lines Contest 2017 Patrick M ParkerPatrick M Parker   November 29, 2016   0
Category: Fiction / Action & Adventure
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L’Oiseau Blanc was a dangerous place to be—especially for a white woman at night. Although a fragile peace currently existed between the Tutsis and Hutus, tension filled the warm evening air like the calm before a thunderstorm. On a night like this every dubious character for miles would be out.

First Lines Contest 2017: Love's Forbidden Flower
1st Place 2017
First Lines Contest 2017 Diane RinellaDiane Rinella   November 28, 2016   0
Category: Fiction / Sagas
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Today, somewhere among the roses and petunias, my sanity squirted out of my brain and fertilized the backyard. Why couldn’t those heart-seizing moments be experienced with anyone else? Why did they have to be with the man who is the ghastliest of all possibilities?

First Lines Contest 2017: Talon, Encounter
3rd Place 2017
First Lines Contest 2017 Gisela SedlmayerGisela Sedlmayer   November 25, 2016   0
Category: Fiction / Young Adult
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'No, no, no!' Matica screamed out from the time they had seen it. She had hoped not to see it so early, especially while laying on Talon and trying to fly home. 'It can't be. Not so early. Not now.'

First Lines Contest 2017: Payton's Pursuit ~ Book Two of The Winters Sisters series
2017 Finalist
First Lines Contest 2017 Joanne JaytanieJoanne Jaytanie   November 24, 2016   0
Category: Fiction / Romance
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An explosion reverberated throughout the office. Payton snapped her head up, and clenched her jaw as she held tight to her chair. She looked around and expected to see her pristine office littered with fallen items, but not one thing was out of place—how very odd.

First Lines Contest 2017: Diablo
2nd Place 2017
First Lines Contest 2017 Max HawthorneMax Hawthorne   November 24, 2016   0
Category: Fiction / Short Stories
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There is no greater test of vision than to foresee one’s own death. Reminiscent of a Rodin sculpture come to life, Artek sat motionless on the hot sand, his back pressed against the rough-but-reassuring bark of a tall palm tree. High overhead, the sun shone down with unusual fierceness, and he was grateful for the limited shade.

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