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2018 First Lines Contest

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First Lines Contest 2018: Halfway to a Vineyard
Anthony MaysAnthony Mays   November 10, 2017   0
Category: Fiction / Thrillers
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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.

First Lines Contest 2018: Sugar Whipped
Dez MarieDez Marie   November 10, 2017   0
Category: Fiction / Erotica
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"The windows rattled as the storm began drawing towards the middle of the city; conveying a power outage upon the entire Chalet’ Apartment complex. The candles set upon the mantle gave off a shrine-like effect in the gathering room while Sara’s silhouette towered over the leather couch that she stood behind of, resting her elbows upon its back while thumbing text after text into her cellphone. I began making my way towards the dark draped kitchenette with the intent of lighting up a few more tealights as they'd become a candlelit path helping to lead the way to the Dungeon's main playroom where bright blue and orange flames continued to dance among the darkness."

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Violeta  BagiaVioleta Bagia   November 03, 2017   0
Category: Fiction / Action & Adventure
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Fifteen minutes. That’s all it took, and my perfectly good night was ruined. I stuck my glittery black purse under my arm, freeing up my hands and yanked the elastic from my hair allowing the dark strands to tumble around my shoulders.

First Lines Contest 2018: Jacks Dits
Paul WhitePaul White   October 31, 2017   0
Category: Fiction / Humorous
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Watching a program on television, involving Custom and Excise, had me reminiscing about returning to the UK after a 9-month deployment. There was, as usual when returning home, an underlying atmosphere of excitement permeating throughout the whole ship. Many of the married men wore an expression of worry on their faces, as they queued outside of the sickbay, praying their final small arms inspection was given the all clear.

First Lines Contest 2018: OFW Struggles Hopes and Dreams
Fernando Ceballos LachicaFernando Ceballos Lachica   October 31, 2017   0
Category: Fiction / Romance
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At first, I thought that these people wanted to uplift my well-being and to extend some wonderful things that I wanted in life. I considered my situation and emotion to be cultivated by what I valued as a new adventure to me. They explored me high enough as mountain climbers reached the mountain tops. It was such a feeling of developing your inner self to the people who liked to dig deeper and deeper until you cannot fathom the deepest evil in you.

First Lines Contest 2018: Beautiful Deconstruction
Mark BinmoreMark Binmore   October 27, 2017   0
Category: Fiction / General
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The studio is dark; voices can be heard approaching its main doors. Soon, a flick of a switch brings light, which reveals a white walled room full of musical instruments of every shape and size, glistening under the rays thrust upon them, all fighting for space with a plethora of recording equipment already set up. The voices heard earlier, now file in through the doors.

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Alexa WhitewolfAlexa Whitewolf   October 26, 2017   0
Category: Fiction / Young Adult
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Buried deep within Ancient Egypt, on an island not easily accessible, a holy place had been built for the gods. The structure stood proud and tall, majestic and threatening at once – both a warning and invitation to the mortals on the other shore. The outer temple court was wide, with a mix of stand and battered stone making up the ground.

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Alexa WhitewolfAlexa Whitewolf   October 26, 2017   0
Category: Fiction / Young Adult
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A woman walked the shores, bare feet in the sand. She wore an ivory tunic, which wrapped her body like a second skin. Long, black hair flowed down to her waist, framing the face of an angel. As she turned her profile to the moon, its light reflected off the headdress she was wearing, in the shape of a throne.

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Alexa WhitewolfAlexa Whitewolf   October 26, 2017   0
Category: Fiction / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
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Heavy lays the burden on the one who wears the crown… Except of course, in this case, there was no king – only a pantheon of deities passing judgment on criminals. Or so they would have you believe.

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Alexa WhitewolfAlexa Whitewolf   October 26, 2017   0
Category: Fiction / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
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The wind rushed through her hair, the strength of the horse's back between her legs, the breeze in the air lifting her spirits. King Adrien's daughter enjoyed freedom a little too much on the sunny day. Riding astride on her faithful steed, Shadow, satin gown billowing in the wind, she was acutely aware her behavior was entire un-princess like.

First Lines Contest 2018: Purgatory Hotel
Anne-Marie OrmsbyAnne-Marie Ormsby   October 26, 2017   0
Category: Fiction / Thrillers
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Her body had no register for the sort of pain she was in. Something struck her head and she slipped away, and pain had no part in it – only numbness and fear. She was about to die and she knew it, as though there was always an awareness that this was how the end felt.

First Lines Contest 2018: Murder In The Bush
Carmel McMurdo AudsleyCarmel McMurdo Audsley   October 15, 2017   0
Category: Fiction / Action & Adventure
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Blood splattered the walls of the grimy tenement flat as the petite, brown-haired woman was punched from one wall to another by a large drunken man. A sixteen-year-old boy, his face pallid from under-nourishment and lack of sunlight, watched in horror from behind a torn curtain, as he had done since he was a small child. When the beating stopped, the man undid his trousers, straddled the woman and took her by force.

First Lines Contest 2018: Love Doesn't Love Me
Randy CoxtonRandy Coxton   October 10, 2017   0
Category: Fiction / African American
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Yandy lay there bleeding from the head wound she received from a gunshot. As her life started to leave her body she thought about everything she had done to Alexandria and all the people she had hurt in the past. “Damn maybe I shouldn’t have fuck, she thought to herself. She had no family because everyone that she knew she either screwed them or put them in the dirt house by taking from them and never seeing them again. Her own mother disowned her because she slept with her step father Mack, now she had fucked over her best friend. As the reality sat in that death was inevitable. She never meant to hurt Alexandria she but Colin had caught her at a vulnerable time. She had met Colin before she had Alexandria but it was still no reason to betray a friend she thought as smoke filled the house. Yandy laughed a little to herself as she thought about what was going to happen next. She knew that she might not live to see another day but living was worth it or so she thought.

First Lines Contest 2018: Fifty Curious Questions
Martin John FoneMartin John Fone   October 10, 2017   0
Category: Non-Fiction / Science
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Fart proudly, proclaimed Benjamin Franklin in 1781, and who am I to argue? It is a natural bodily function and all you need are intestines and an anus - so, yes, even the fairer sex break wind. The main carbohydrate responsible for flatulence is raffinose, a sugar which is commonly found in vegetables such as cabbage and broccoli and which our guts find hard to digest.

First Lines Contest 2018: Rose Blood
Peter Guy BlacklockPeter Guy Blacklock   October 05, 2017   0
Category: Fiction /
  • Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
  • Fantasy
  • Horror
  • Occult & Supernatural

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Rebekah Beddoes came closer to tears the more her situation worsened; bravely fighting them back she continued her weary trek down the isolated forest road. Her exhausted body gained no relief in the stifling heat, even the breeze playing with the long curls of her ruddy-chestnut coloured hair could do nothing to alleviate the high temperature. How she longed to leave the ominous cover of the forest behind, it seemed to trap the midsummer warmth and amplify it to an almost unbearable degree.

First Lines Contest 2018: Smokescreen
Khaled  A TalibKhaled A Talib   October 04, 2017   0
Category: Fiction / Thrillers
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Smoke clouded the man’s face like a Tuareg’s desert veil as he exhaled a long, apple-scented plume from the sheesha’s looping pipe. It bolstered the disguise he wore in the languid summer afternoon at El Fishawy Café in Cairo’s Khan el-Khalili souk district:that seemed to make his round chin smile more, a pair of dark metal-framed sunglasses, a long-flowing brown galabeya, and a white turban.

First Lines Contest 2018: The Autumnal Winds
Melissa  Rose  LawrenceMelissa Rose Lawrence   October 01, 2017   0
Category: Fiction / Visionary & Metaphysical
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It was a peaceful Sunday afternoon. I was thankful for the clear blue sky since blue skies are hard to come by during the autumn months. The autumnal wind caressed my face as the heat of the sunlight infused my cheeks with its warmth.

First Lines Contest 2018: Talon, Connected
Gisela SedlmayerGisela Sedlmayer   September 12, 2017   0
Category: Fiction / Coming of Age
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Mira, after she had carried her daughter into her bed, undressed her, put her pajamas on then tucked her in, sat at the edge of her bed and watched her for a few seconds longer, thinking, My darling, you have proven yourself today. You are as strong as I thought you would be. I’m so proud of you. Well done.

First Lines Contest 2018: The Rabbit Joke
Paul WhitePaul White   September 11, 2017   0
Category: Fiction / Children's Books
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Once upon a far away hillside, in the shade of the forest oak trees, lived a whole community of white tailed rabbits. Life was good, life was happy. The baby bunnies hopped, skipped and played all day long on the grassy hillside and, when they were tired, slept in the shade of the great oak trees branches.

First Lines Contest 2018: The Swamp Fairy
Colleen ChesebroColleen Chesebro   September 06, 2017   0
Category: Fiction / Young Adult
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The swamp fairy hovered, her delicate wings fanning the air, making soft swooshing noises. She waited for the amber-haired girl to approach. A mixture of the scents of lavender, patchouli, and sandalwood, wafted through the glade.

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