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2018 First Lines Contest

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First Lines Contest 2018: Bitter Awakenings
Kester James FinleyKester James Finley   January 18, 2018   0
Category: Fiction / Occult & Supernatural
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She was alone in the middle of an unknown street. A young black girl, a translucent wall of pure energy keeping two worlds apart, and silence.

First Lines Contest 2018: Sophie's Playlist
Michael James FinocchiaroMichael James Finocchiaro   January 16, 2018   0
Category: Fiction / Action & Adventure
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Gramble Thyssen was looking at the clock wondering when it would strike 5 p.m. so that he could leave. The Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) was, as always, devoid of any "customers" and the silence preoccupied him: the hum of the air-conditioning, the occasional cough several aisles away, the shuffling of papers, or the creak of a chair. He was alone today in his cubicle - again - as Edith was out pregnant and George started showing premature signs of Alzheimer's and was rummaging in the tomb of his memories.

First Lines Contest 2018:
Dez MarieDez Marie   January 13, 2018   0
Category: Fiction / Erotica
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The sound of mini-crackles and pops drowned out the classic rock music blasting away from the jukebox behind me. My eyes drunk with sleep and my head cloudy from a four day depression episode sucked in the vision in front of me. Three maraschino cherries slowly plopped into my glass. Plop. Plop. Plop.

First Lines Contest 2018: Mechanical Mike
Paul WhitePaul White   January 06, 2018   0
Category: Fiction / Science Fiction
Author:
There was a strange humming in my head as I prized my eyes open. I could see flaking plaster dangling from the ceiling between the industrial fluorescent lighting. Pushing myself into a sitting position every joint seemed to creak and groan

First Lines Contest 2018: North to Maynard
Paul WhitePaul White   January 06, 2018   0
Category: Fiction / Technologicial
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I had been relaxing, almost dozing-off as I listened to the mellow melody of the Eagles ‘Hotel California’ when the Sat-Nav burst into life, ‘Turn right in two hundred yards’. I am glad I was not driving because I jumped in shock as the woman’s metallic voice blasted out unexpectedly. I would have crashed the car had I been behind the wheel.

First Lines Contest 2018: Three Floors Up
Paul WhitePaul White   January 06, 2018   0
Category: Fiction / Psychological
Author:
Through the dirt-encrusted glass of the window, I look down on people passing below my vantage point. Years of neglect have seen the small panes of glass, which make the whole of the window, become dulled by black and green mould, dust, soot and unidentifiable debris combine, the glass now opaque. All except one small pane, the one I look through. My spyhole. It has a circle of clarity, rubbed clean by an old rag I keep to hand for that purpose.

First Lines Contest 2018:
Cyn J LeyCyn J Ley   January 06, 2018   0
Category: Fiction / Occult & Supernatural
Author:
There are places in the world where the dead are just left to lie. There is no mourning, no ceremony, no acknowledgement that people recline below the ground, covered by the marches of Time. There are only the eaters of carrion to clean up the remains.

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Rebecca BradfordRebecca Bradford   January 01, 2018   0
Category: Fiction /
  • Fantasy
  • Horror
  • Teens
  • Young Adult

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“I…uh…Konrad, I’m sorry, I never expected….I..” I don’t know how to speak or maintain clear thought as I stand there looking at Emma on the doorstep. Emma looks at me sheepishly and throws her arms around my neck. Instantly I hug her back and I have never felt such comfort from an embrace.

First Lines Contest 2018: Sister Witch, The Life of Moll Dyer
David Wayne ThompsonDavid Wayne Thompson   December 26, 2017   0
Category: Fiction / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
Author:
My name is Mary Dyer, or Moll to my family and friends. If you are either, you are among the few. It is for my child’s sake alone that I press my quill to paper.

First Lines Contest 2018: Meet Bacteria!
Rebecca  BielawskiRebecca Bielawski   December 14, 2017   0
Category: Non-Fiction / Nature
Author:
There is a world so tiny, You can't see it with just your eyes. You need to use a microscope, to see it a bigger size.

First Lines Contest 2018: Garden of Time
Sharon  Ricklin Sharon Ricklin    December 13, 2017   0
Category: Fiction / Romance
Author:
My death came as quite a shock, especially to me. One minute I was there - everything went black - and then I was gone. Although… I’m not one hundred percent sure that I actually died. But if that’s what happened, I’m certainly much more content in death than I ever felt in life.

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Bill  Jones Jr.Bill Jones Jr.   December 13, 2017   0
Category: Fiction / Mystery & Detective
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It was November before I realized she had begun to unravel the stitching from my life. On a bitter morn, before the sun dissipated the frosted shivers of the past night’s air, before the roof-perched crows’ inharmonic chorus unsettled the soundness of my slumber, before I shook the grumbles out of my attitude and the sleep from my eyes, I awoke to the softness of jazz emanating from below me and for a moment, forgot that I no longer lived alone. It could be no one but Jeanne Dark.

First Lines Contest 2018: Vigilance & Vengeance
S.D. HintzS.D. Hintz   December 10, 2017   0
Category: Fiction /
  • Science Fiction
  • Young Adult

Author:
Seanna’s face was hard to forget, and the more people pointed it out, the more it pissed her off. She stared at her reflection in the finger-marked glass. It was her eighteenth birthday, yet she looked no older than the day before.

First Lines Contest 2018: Ghost Hunter: Blood Ties
Martin James BestMartin James Best   December 04, 2017   0
Category: Fiction /
  • Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
  • Fantasy
  • Ghost
  • Horror
  • Occult & Supernatural
  • Thrillers

Author:
Sir Quentin Chandler, Knight Commander of The Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George, is dying. His ninety-two-year-old body is failing rapidly, but, mercifully, his mind is clear. His grandson, Charles, sits on the edge of the bed, looking anxious.

First Lines Contest 2018: Memories of Chronosalis
Ceara Anne ComeauCeara Anne Comeau   November 28, 2017   0
Category: Fiction / Science Fiction
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"Another dream. Ever since her sixteenth birthday, bizarre dreams of terrifying alien-like creatures haunted Amber. Their formless, blue, jagged glass bodies that always floated and their eyeless sockets that bore deep into her soul appeared frightening enough."

First Lines Contest 2018: The Lion of Ackbarr
Erme LanderErme Lander   November 28, 2017   0
Category: Fiction / Fantasy
Author:
The house was still, quiet with grief. Both her parents were tense, with new lines ageing their faces. No one would tell her what had happened, and question after question had been refused an answer.

First Lines Contest 2018: The Killing Ploy
Steve HabermanSteve Haberman   November 23, 2017   0
Category: Fiction / Mystery & Detective
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Pablo de Silva crouched behind the stone wall that edged the boulevard and municipal Stadtpark in Zurich's Old Quarter. Still no snatch teams in sight. Worst case, he feared, a CIA no-show, and he'd be forced to pull the trigger.

First Lines Contest 2018: Concrete Memories
Nyasia A. MaireNyasia A. Maire   November 21, 2017   0
Category: Non-Fiction / Poetry
Author:
Concrete Memories in the rising sun. Concrete Memories come along and have some fun. Concrete Memories walking down the street.

First Lines Contest 2018: A Fool's Book of Wisdom
Nyasia A. MaireNyasia A. Maire   November 21, 2017   0
Category: Non-Fiction / Poetry
Author:
Truth, like beauty, survives and thrives in the light of day. Lies live in the darkness, moldering and corrupting all they touch. Men preach. Women share. Children create.

First Lines Contest 2018: Halfway to a Vineyard
Anthony MaysAnthony Mays   November 10, 2017   0
Category: Fiction / Thrillers
Author:
Eyelids struggled to open. The feeling of wetness against a cheek. Blurred vision labored to see into the half-light, while a gentle rocking offered little comfort to a body that could not move, yet conveyed a growing sense of pain.

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