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2019 First Lines Contest

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Sheila LoweSheila Lowe April 24, 2019 0
Category: Fiction / Occult & Supernatural
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Jessica Mack’s head hit the windshield, killing her instantly. Her spirit, detaching from her body, hovered above it for a short time before rising higher and higher above the cliff. High enough to see the driver of the eighteen-wheeler park his big rig on the shoulder of the highway and jump down from the cab, his yellow slicker a neon point of color in the night as he ran to the twisted guardrail and yelled down that help was coming.

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Rebecca Dwight BruffRebecca Dwight Bruff March 31, 2019 0
Category: Fiction / Historical
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Before this decisive night, I’d not fully appreciated the subtle line between inspiration and insanity. But now, with all our lives at risk, I found myself navigating that most perilous edge. Only the slave can fathom the price and the cost of freedom: life or death.

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Charles A. TurekCharles A. Turek March 29, 2019 0
Category: Fiction / Science Fiction
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There weren’t enough days on the Martian calendar for the kinds of activities Marshall Harschool loved. As he sat behind his desk in the offices provided to him by the Martian colony, he contemplated the information he had just obtained and the fact that it would allow him to participate in the most beloved of those activities. Marshall wore the standard uniform of his station, a beige and brown jacket over brown slacks.

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Lorna  PeelLorna Peel March 28, 2019 0
Category: Fiction / Contemporary Women
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Thirty-one. And, reflected in the bathroom mirror in the late evening twilight, didn’t she know it. She was now officially in her thirties.

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Mike BoveMike Bove March 25, 2019 0
Category: Fiction / Mystery & Detective
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He lay there on his side, naked, or more accurately, was sitting, naked, strapped with duct tape to a chair that had toppled over. A mallet style putter head was in his mouth and the weight of the shaft forced his head sideways. A Top-Flite golf ball was half visible, like a fried egg in a bunker, lodged in his chest.

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Michael C. SahdMichael C. Sahd March 25, 2019 0
Category: Fiction /
  • Action & Adventure
  • Crime
  • Men's Adventure
  • Young Adult

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I sat alone in the cramped room. Flames licked the end of my cigarette, brightening the tip with each puff. The ageless Zippo snapped shut with a flick of my finger, then slipped smoothly back into my pocket.

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Laura Marie BairdLaura Marie Baird March 24, 2019 0
Category: Fiction / Romance
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What the hell was I thinking? Jacqui stood outside the doors of the gym with her stomach in knots. Labored breathes and shaky exhales had her on the verge of hyperventilating and passing out.

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Mason MaloneMason Malone March 23, 2019 0
Category: Fiction / Mystery & Detective
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Lauren is a woman accustomed to getting what she wants. At twenty-five she’s in the prime of her life, and far too ambitious and heart-stopping gorgeous for any one man alone. Don’t take my word for it.

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Faye HallFaye Hall March 23, 2019 0
Category: Fiction /
  • Historical
  • Romance
  • Suspense
  • Westerns

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Finley Helmer stood in the lush garden surrounding his father’s large estate house, his gaze shifting over the crowd of people there this afternoon. Despite the balmy weather, every guest was dressed in their finest, acting like this was the only place in the world they wanted to be. He only knew a few of them, however they were all required to be there.

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Joanne  JaytanieJoanne Jaytanie March 21, 2019 0
Category: Fiction /
  • Action & Adventure
  • Contemporary Women
  • Crime
  • Espionage
  • Men's Adventure
  • Mystery & Detective
  • Romance
  • Sea Stories
  • Suspense
  • Thrillers

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A buzz split the dark silence of Riley’s room and jerked her away from fondling the chiseled backside of the magnificent hunk of a man lying next to her—in her dreams. She growled as her perfect scene of spectacular glutes melted away. Her semi-conscious mind replaced the scene with her mother walking into the room, reaching out for her.

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Jenny HilborneJenny Hilborne March 15, 2019 0
Category: Fiction / Mystery & Detective
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At fourteen years old, Lucinda Fitchett tried to hang herself from a ceiling beam in her bedroom. Her uncle forced his way in and revived her. He promised not to tell her parents about the incident if she continued to remain silent about his clandestine visits to her room.

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Mason MaloneMason Malone March 11, 2019 0
Category: Fiction / Action & Adventure
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As the full moon rises above the eastern horizon, Tawaka begins his ascent up the forested slope of the mountain. The light from the stars above is blocked by a thick canopy of leaves. He travels in total darkness, navigating from memory alone, feeling with his hands and feet for familiar landmarks.

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Susanne LeistSusanne Leist March 04, 2019 0
Category: Fiction / Teens
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Linda Bennett’s illusions of paradise cloaked and comforted her as she stood at the front window of her bookshop. Sunlight filtered through the tinted glass, a rainbow of colors falling on the leather couches and chairs. The seaside town woke early with the dawn.

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Mfonemana  UduakMfonemana Uduak February 25, 2019 0
Category: Fiction / Fantasy
Author:
I recall a time just like the history of man in this time, when men were nothing but animals. Only instead of like yours, that no one is quite sure how they rose out to intelligence, it was a common tale in our time. And tales then were really stories of past.

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Mfonemana  UduakMfonemana Uduak February 25, 2019 0
Category: Fiction / Fantasy
Author:
I recall a time just like the history of man in this time, when men were nothing but animals. Only instead of like yours, that no one is quite sure how they rose out to intelligence, it was a common tale in our time. And tales then were really stories of past.

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Mfonemana  UduakMfonemana Uduak February 25, 2019 0
Category: Fiction / Fantasy
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Small and tender fingers gripped unto the slim length of a quill as it attempted to make steady and clear words from shaky letters on a parchment. The fingers and the coach quarrelled long; both stubborn to fulfill it's task. Light streamed unto the parchment, on the small suit case, on small laps, from the slightly cracked window blind, letting in a small contrast to the rather dark coach.

My Heart and You
Aileen FriedmanAileen Friedman January 31, 2019 0
Category: Fiction / Romance
Author:
Anel Fierro, using the edge of the starched white sheet wiped another tear from her soft paled cheek. The constant sound of the machines that kept her alive forever bleeped in her ears; the constant reminder that she was not a normal healthy woman. “I’m so sorry, I wanted to be here for you and be the better person, but I can’t. "

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Alexa WhitewolfAlexa Whitewolf January 18, 2019 0
Category: Fiction / Young Adult
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A kiss would wake her up. He’d tried to contain his bladder knowing how much his mistress liked to sleep in. But after that last nap where he’d dreamt of swimming, he really needed to go.

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Alexa WhitewolfAlexa Whitewolf January 18, 2019 0
Category: Fiction / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
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Sébastien was dreaming, lost in the fogginess of a beautiful forest, when it all erupted in flames. Smoke filled his nostrils, choking him and blurring his vision. In the distance, he saw Vivienne but could not reach her, his feet rooted to the ground as she ran further and further away.

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Alexa WhitewolfAlexa Whitewolf January 18, 2019 0
Category: Fiction / Romance
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The villa rose amid a colourful field of tulips and grapes. Three stories high, with a faded beige exterior and windows from the Renaissance Age, it painted a pretty picture. Vines covered the cracked walls, enhancing the structure’s ancient feel.

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