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2019 First Lines Contest

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David Wayne ThompsonDavid Wayne Thompson October 21, 2018 0
Category: Fiction / Science Fiction
Author:
When I was eight years old, my father was stabbed in the back thirteen times. I never believed the old wives’ tales about thirteen being an unlucky number, but it was for him. Thirteen mortal wounds were inflicted on the 13th of July in the year of the Reckoning.

Lucy AndrewsLucy Andrews October 19, 2018 0
Category: Fiction / Science Fiction
Author:
Kalen Trinneer arrived at his supervisor's office in the domed city of Central and paused before the closed door. To one side, a green light on the panel indicated that she was expecting him. The well-lit corridor was empty but he could hear voices and footsteps nearby, audible over the constant hum of the air supply units.

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Ken  DonaldsonKen Donaldson October 16, 2018 0
Category: Fiction / Alternative History
Author:
woven lies shrouded under a mysterious darkness. Concealed by namesake floating amidst a strongly founded society, spawning forth unknown names craftily woven unto webbed writing’s spilling deceptive historical truths, passed down word through mouth entering lines claimed glorified unto history pages. Shapes beginnings family names formally viewed commoner ranked amidst society stature; Thus, beith same one family whose reputation shielded a darker past unknown story gained acceptance unto society values washed clean through stolen wealth.

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Ken  DonaldsonKen Donaldson October 16, 2018 0
Category: Fiction / Teens
Author:
The Mouse was very pleased to find himself awake knowing that everything, he had experienced during the passing darkness had been nothing, but a dream. Slowly stretching his arms up above his head from where he found himself sitting on the floor after falling out of bed. He began to let out a yawn and kick his legs forward as the glorious feeling of aliveness pump through his body. “Oh Yes” said the Mouse jumping to his feet and climbing up over the top of his bed to get a better look at the lovely bright passing lightness outside.

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Ken  DonaldsonKen Donaldson October 16, 2018 0
Category: Fiction / Science Fiction
Author:
It was no coincidence the events surrounding my involvement with Tom, in a place called Toronto Australia or the timing that lead to the rise of myself becoming Sharwine a fabled Angelic Warrior of the Shadow Guardians whom I, have now been place in command. As I was to come to learn across the next several weeks. Despite knowing the history behind the Shadows from the Sekitori quadrant; through God’s knowledge passed down to me that night back in Toronto.

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Lesley LodgeLesley Lodge October 15, 2018 0
Category: Fiction / Historical
Author:
A man lay howling on the spiky stubble of a field. His arm was contorted. Blood streamed down his face.

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Fernando Ceballos LachicaFernando Ceballos Lachica October 14, 2018 0
Category: Fiction / Romance
Author:
It all started because of Marc. Marc is Marco Fernando; twenty-two years old, Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW), married and a dreamer. The story of the dreamer began in the thirtieth day of December 1985, Monday, Manila International Airport, Departure Lounge, Philippines: “Calling all passengers bound to Dubai, you have twenty minutes left to board the plane, Thank you!” The announcement nailed in my ears with excitement, hope, and fear.

I Exist. Therefore I Am - Shirani Rajapakse
Shirani RajapakseShirani Rajapakse October 14, 2018 0
Category: Fiction /
  • Literary
  • Short Stories

Author:
There wasn’t much I could do. It wasn’t my decision, although I wish it was. Maaji, my mother-in-law ruled.

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Ken  DonaldsonKen Donaldson October 14, 2018 0
Category: Fiction / Young Adult
Author:
I was one of those girls who never seemed to be lucky at anything in life. Even during my school years, I was considered one of those ugly ducklings’ guys just simply avoided. Which later seemed to me at age thirty-one, I was destined to live my life alone as an untouched, untapped source of love in my virginal state forever.

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Mark Anthony WatersMark Anthony Waters October 10, 2018 0
Category: Fiction /
  • Family Life
  • Psychological
  • Romance
  • Young Adult

Author:
At midnight, the grandfather clock announced the time. It was old, worn and grossly out-of-tune, but never missed a beat. Ding, dong, — clang. It repeated itself twelve times representing each hour.

First Lines Contest 2019: Thunder an elephants journey
Erik Daniel SheinErik Daniel Shein September 30, 2018 0
Category: Fiction / Children's Books
Author:
It was midnight in the forest.The light of the full moon peeked out from the clouds from the horizon and the smell of the monsoon rain was in the air.Tonight was a special night .Serenity,An African pygmy forest elephant was going to be a mother for the first time.

First Lines Contest 2019: Federal City's Secret
Robin MurphyRobin Murphy September 25, 2018 0
Category: Fiction /
  • Action & Adventure
  • Ghost
  • Horror
  • Mystery & Detective
  • Occult & Supernatural
  • Suspense
  • Thrillers

Author:
Alexandra Russell lay like a battered rag doll with haunted lifeless eyes staring up into nowhere. The blood smeared all over her body revealed noticeable slashes and stab-wounds on her neck, chest, and arms. Her hair was matted down, and her clothes had been torn from her body.

First Lines Contest 2019: Point and Shoot for Your Life
Robin MurphyRobin Murphy September 25, 2018 0
Category: Fiction /
  • Action & Adventure
  • Chick Lit
  • Humorous
  • Romance
  • Suspense

Author:
I focused the lens of my Pentax-K 500 and saw the heaving creamy breasts bobble over the pink lace underwire push-up bra. As I adjusted the angle of view to include the pouty red plastic-like sheen lips and diamond pierced nostril, I asked myself "why the hell am I shooting porn?"

First Lines Contest 2019: Moon and Star
Michael BergonziMichael Bergonzi September 25, 2018 0
Category: Fiction /
  • Alternative History
  • Coming of Age
  • Fantasy
  • Historical

Author:
The hardest thing about preparing for war was trying to prevent one from happening from within. For Kaito, it meant more days of being treated like a child. He was sixteen and still no one wanted to train him for combat.

First Lines Contest 2019: Deceit & Devotion
Faye HallFaye Hall September 23, 2018 0
Category: Fiction /
  • Action & Adventure
  • Historical
  • Romance
  • Suspense
  • Westerns

Author:
Emily Holtz stood at the large oak desk that once belonged to her father, her eyes scanning the paper she held in her fingers. Of all the letters she expected to receive this day, one from the Gem Museum in Townsville hadn’t been amongst them. After all these years they wanted to display her father’s black opal collection.

First Lines Contest 2019: Thought Gazer
Raymond BoltonRaymond Bolton September 18, 2018 0
Category: Fiction / Fantasy
Author:
Bedistai Alongquith squatted beneath the dripping boughs of a falo’an tree. Its massive trunk and outstretched limbs had provided shelter from the storm. So large was this specimen, it is doubtful any force of nature could have moved it.

Mariah's Revenge
Janice E SpinaJanice E Spina September 17, 2018 1
Category: Fiction /
  • Suspense
  • Thrillers

Author:
Sage moved quickly through the wooded areas well beyond the hospital. He hadn't been able to get to his intended targets but he did manage to save his own life by killing the agents. Sage remembered the sound of one agent's neck as it broke and the other agent's nose as it collapsed into his brain after he had delivered a palm heel strike directly to the agent's face.

First Lines Contest 2019: Apathy and Vigor
Faye HallFaye Hall September 15, 2018 0
Category: Fiction /
  • Action & Adventure
  • Historical
  • Romance
  • Suspense
  • Westerns

Author:
The sun was shining high in the sky, its rays beating down with force on any and all beneath it. At the rear of the Brone station house, several yards across the dry, barren field, Tristen Brone stood on the back of the dray parked alongside the old feed shed made from well-worn, corrugated iron. He had been unloading hay for the past hour, and he was starting to feel quite exhausted.

First Lines Contest 2019: Heart of Stone
Faye HallFaye Hall September 15, 2018 0
Category: Fiction /
  • Action & Adventure
  • Historical
  • Romance
  • Suspense
  • Westerns

Author:
Ruben Stoneheart stood in his office along the shipping yards, his hands in the pockets of his blue denim jeans. Looking to the sky, his eyes focused on the dark rain clouds moving in. Part of him wanted it to rain so heavy the blackbirding ships couldn’t set sail. No boat meant no Kanakas, the poor souls brought into the country to be slaves on the sugarcane fields.

First Lines Contest 2019: Amorous Redemption
Faye HallFaye Hall September 13, 2018 0
Category: Fiction / Romance
Author:
“What can I get you, sweetheart?” the bartender of the Ravenswood Hotel asked in a roughened tone. Phoebe Porter barely looked at the bearded man behind the bar, instead looking around her at the myriad of people that filled the establishment. Most of these men were obviously miners, or at the very least cattle station owners; the women were working girls looking for money to earn their keep.

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