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2018 First Lines Contest

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First Lines Contest 2018: Broken Wings
Ian WelchIan Welch Updated February 27, 2018 0
Category: Fiction / Sagas
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If God was a woman, would she stand for this? Would she have turned a blind eye to all the suffering and hardship that existed on Rochester Street? This is working class Portsmouth, high unemployment, low expectation.

First Lines Contest 2018: Target Prendergast Uncovered
Ian WelchIan Welch Updated February 25, 2018 0
Category: Fiction / Action & Adventure
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Seamus glanced in his rear vision mirror. He looked behind him almost as much as he looked at the road up in front. It was a fact of life, he was a marked man.

First Lines Contest 2018: Operation Debt Recovery
Ian WelchIan Welch Updated February 26, 2018 0
Category: Fiction / Action & Adventure
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Brandon dreamed of owning a big house, driving a late model car and marrying the girl of his dreams. He was failing on all three counts. The problem he had was his bank balance was dismal, he felt he was stagnating in his job

First Lines Contest 2018: Riddle
Elizabeth NewtonElizabeth Newton February 19, 2018 0
Category: Fiction / Thrillers
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Kort gazed out the bus window as the countryside sped by. Seven years, seven months, and seven days yet things looked the same. Turning away from the window he tried to stretch his long legs in the cramped space allotted to passengers of all shapes and sizes.

First Lines Contest 2018: April Showers
Elizabeth NewtonElizabeth Newton Updated March 24, 2018 0
Category: Fiction / Thrillers
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It had been a long, hard winter. The freeze had begun in October and, as March drew to a close, it seemed it would never end. Then April Fools’ Day came, bringing with it warmer temperatures and the sun shining brightly on soil that had been icebound for months.

First Lines Contest 2018: Burned Toast
Elizabeth NewtonElizabeth Newton Updated May 25, 2018 0
Category: Fiction / Thrillers
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I awoke to the odor of burned toast. Thus, began the first day of the longest journey I would take. I struggled to open my eyes, sticky with last night’s mascara.

First Lines Contest 2018: Dark at the Top of the Stairs
Elizabeth NewtonElizabeth Newton Updated February 26, 2018 0
Category: Fiction / Mystery & Detective
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There’s something about walking into a room where a dead body is sprawled on the floor. Before you even see it, you can smell it. It doesn’t matter how long it’s been laying there.

First Lines Contest 2018: Carved Wooden Heart
Elizabeth NewtonElizabeth Newton February 19, 2018 0
Category: Fiction / Erotica
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It had been almost six years since we’d seen one another. During those years I had thought of him often. I remembered the last few moments before I got back into my car to drive away.

First Lines Contest 2018: Old Habits
Elizabeth NewtonElizabeth Newton Updated February 26, 2018 0
Category: Fiction / Thrillers
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Gaunt Thibideaux was a man of habits. Some people in the town of Burkesville said he was set in his ways. That’s the way folks talked in Burkesville.

First Lines Contest 2018: Kronos Rising: Kraken
Max HawthorneMax Hawthorne Updated February 21, 2018 0
Category: Fiction / Sea Stories
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The Gryphon was on the hunt. As he lounged in his oversized captain’s chair, crew at his booted feet, and waiting for information to lead them to their next kill, Garm Braddock felt more like a barbarian king on his throne than the commander of an ORION-class Anti-Biologic Submarine. At six-foot-four and a muscular 245 lbs., the twenty-nine-year-old ex-athlete figured he could probably pass for a Viking berserker, even without his dusty rep

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Michael  ReedMichael Reed Updated February 27, 2018 0
Category: Fiction /
  • Literary
  • Satire

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As it turned out this was never really just about sex, at least in that way, once in a great while, something that involves me and a pretty woman isn’t just about sex. It all began a block or two beyond one of those classy, well-manicured neighborhoods, the ones where people post laminated posters on telephone poles offering rewards for missing cats. The revved-up engines of dueling lawn services, motorized Mexicans as they were known by those who become less politically correct when jarred to the reality of epicurean wine hangovers and pressing engagements, had broken the silence of the morning.

First Lines Contest 2018: Creative Windows
Winsome  GunnningWinsome Gunnning Updated May 21, 2018 0
Category: Non-Fiction / Art
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Creativity is about beginnings, not endings. It is the force that continues always to begin new concepts, new ideas, new hopes, and new aspirations. When we start a new creative work it is about opening doors to a new part of ourselves and sharing this discovery with the world.

First Lines Contest 2018: The Seasons of Our Love
Finalist
angela gascoigneangela gascoigne Updated June 11, 2018 0
Category: Fiction / Contemporary Women
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She burst in like a tornado, black hair stuck in wet spirals around her face of porcelain, suitcase in one hand, cat basket in the other. At that moment I knew of nothing else around me as I tried to avert my gaze from the white shirt clinging to every contour of her petite and shapely body. After looking around at some of the regulars in the bar, she stepped forward tentatively until she was standing in front of me.

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Lisa DyerLisa Dyer January 24, 2018 0
Category: Fiction / Chick Lit
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…there was Hal and Abigail and they should have lived happily ever after… everything in their story shouted that to the world. Hal’s mother knew it. Their friends had no doubt about it.

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 Updated January 17, 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 Updated May 25, 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 Updated January 07, 2018 0
Category: Fiction / Science Fiction
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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 Updated May 23, 2018 1
Category: Fiction / Psychological
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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.

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