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2019 First Lines Contest

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Paul WhitePaul White November 28, 2018 0
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.

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Paul WhitePaul White November 28, 2018 0
Category: Fiction / Occult & Supernatural
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The Orb should have remained sitting on the library mantelpiece next to the glass case clock. It is where it was placed all those years ago and where it should stay. The Librarians were protective of it.

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Paul WhitePaul White November 28, 2018 0
Category: Fiction / General
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I play with Blake. Sometimes, when it is sunny we play in the garden. Sometimes we play catch, or we dig the dirt up and make mud pies and find worms and stuff.

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Paul WhitePaul White November 28, 2018 0
Category: Fiction / Short Stories
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Jamaica has a scent as distinct as its culture; complex, heady, exciting and tinged with a hint of the unexpected. Marianne was the same. She was a kaleidoscope of emotions and passion; gentleness and fury, love and hunger, all rolled into one petite body.

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Tom MinderTom Minder November 26, 2018 0
Category: Fiction / Mystery & Detective
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LaVonne Wilson pulled the log book from her satchel and smiled at the Hello Kitty sticker waving back. She entered her position: third level parking, inner lane, facing the elevator atrium. She checked Mickey and made her entry: Time: 10:45 p.m. Status: All Quiet.

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Uri NorwichUri Norwich Updated December 02, 2018 0
Category: Fiction / Thrillers
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A half of our society is in a state of mental disorder. One has to determine which half to belong to. - “How much time do I have left to live?” asked the man. - “You are the property of Mother Russia! We’ll tell you when to die.” His handler replied.

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Kate HillKate Hill November 18, 2018 0
Category: Fiction /
  • Erotica
  • Occult & Supernatural
  • Romance

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Haylen's nightmares were intense--even for a demon. He heard howls and gunfire. He smelled magic and blood.

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Clarissa  Johal Clarissa Johal November 17, 2018 0
Category: Fiction / Ghost
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“What possessed you to leave her side?” The dark-haired man paced the cliffs that overlooked the ocean. Buffeted by the wind, his overcoat flapped behind him like dark wings.

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Clarissa  Johal Clarissa Johal November 16, 2018 0
Category: Fiction / Ghost
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She clutched the knife tighter in her hand and lunged. The man's religious pamphlets scattered across the ground. The man ran away.

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Clarissa  Johal Clarissa Johal November 16, 2018 0
Category: Fiction / Occult & Supernatural
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"Why you need to run off now is beyond me. There's a big storm coming in, Gwynneth. The old people can take care of themselves."

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Max James LewyMax James Lewy November 15, 2018 0
Category: Non-Fiction / Poetry
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Confession is not in my disposition, Humility isn't for me. I have too much accusation, To stoop to mutual sympathy- To offer up in supplication, My rightful property, Or stand before adjudication, Bowing my head as if I were guilty. Even if I too have failed in perfection... It is probably due to thee.

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Paul WhitePaul White November 11, 2018 0
Category: Fiction / Action & Adventure
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The Orb should have remained sitting on the library mantelpiece next to the glass case clock; It is where it was placed all those years ago and where it should stay. The Librarians were protective of it, they say the Orb held powers, ancient powers only the chosen could harness. I know nothing about such powers...

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Paul WhitePaul White November 11, 2018 0
Category: Fiction / Short Stories
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Jamaica has a scent as distinct as its culture; complex, heady, exciting and tinged with a hint of the unexpected. Marianne was the same, she was a kaleidoscope of emotions and passion; gentleness and fury, love and hunger, all rolled into one petite body. Our relationship was the proverbial rollercoaster; one of attraction, desire and raging arguments; fights, with her throwing stuff and me ducking and diving to keep from being hit.

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Paul WhitePaul White November 11, 2018 0
Category: Fiction / General
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We all have dark times in our lives; times when the clouds of uncertainty gather about us, when the shadows in our minds slam shut the doorway of hope. These are times when the future looks bleak, when tomorrow is nothing more than a harbinger of anguish and our past lives a wasteland of futile labour. Sitting in darkened rooms, listening to sad songs and reading dark words lends a little comfort to our souls as we contemplate the tattered remains of our world.

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Kay Merkel BoruffKay Merkel Boruff November 10, 2018 0
Category: Non-Fiction / Biography & Autobiography
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Strains of Jimi Hendrix’s “Purple Haze” seeped under the bathroom door. I slipped off my silk bikini panties, folded them, and put them in my purse. Merk would die, I thought.

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Ann BradfordAnn Bradford November 10, 2018 0
Category: Fiction / Romance
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Johnny was ready to enter the old barn at the Sister’s convent to do his chores, but he had this weird sensation that someone was staring at him. He glanced at the empty swing set. Sometimes, along the side of the convent in the shadows of the fire escape, his friends hid to smoke.

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Ann BradfordAnn Bradford November 10, 2018 0
Category: Fiction / Gay
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Alain Gauthier enjoyed the sun warming his bruised chest. Feet in the cold, dirty water, he listened to his oldest sister’s voice carry over the prairies, sharing the magical story he acted out with his other sister, Constance. “Just wait,” Constance interrupted her. “We need to find a frog for Alain to kiss.”

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L M HedrickL M Hedrick November 09, 2018 0
Category: Fiction / Thrillers
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Whenever Charlie caught a moment, he snuck aside his clothes, and dropped them behind the bushes down by the railings of the old bridge below the farmhouse in Falkner, Mississippi. It was the summer of 1937. He liked to watch the murky Muddy Creek waters ripple in the sunlight and bend their way towards town.

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Randall KrzakRandall Krzak November 08, 2018 1
Category: Fiction / Action & Adventure
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In the moonless night, the target floated in the harbor’s dark water, anchored fore and aft. A faint hiss broke the silence as climbing ropes and grappling hooks sailed into the air from Plumett NS50 Silent Launchers. Within moments, a sharp tug secured each hook to a quarterdeck railing on the cruise ship, two each on the port side, the starboard, and from the stern.

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Randall KrzakRandall Krzak November 08, 2018 1
Category: Fiction / Action & Adventure
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Two weeks after the attack on Halabja, Dersim Razyana, an eighteen-year-old engineering student, returned from Beirut to the remains of his hometown—to bury his parents and two brothers. His childhood friends, seventeen-year-old Ismet Timur and sixteen-year-old Hawre Vandad, were also victims of Saddam Hussein’s regime. Ismet suffered horrendous burns over his face, upper body, and arms.

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