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First Lines Contest 2019: Call of the Falconer

David Wayne Thompson Updated May 12, 2019
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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.
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.

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