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2019 First Lines Contest

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OFW
Fernando Ceballos LachicaFernando Ceballos Lachica Updated May 12, 2019 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 Updated May 12, 2019 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.

Retail Dating
Ken  DonaldsonKen Donaldson Updated May 12, 2019 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.

suicide-by-death
Mark Anthony WatersMark Anthony Waters Updated May 12, 2019 1
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 Updated May 12, 2019 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 Updated May 12, 2019 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 Updated May 12, 2019 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 Updated May 12, 2019 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 Updated May 12, 2019 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 Updated May 12, 2019 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 Updated May 12, 2019 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 Updated May 12, 2019 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 Updated May 12, 2019 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.

First Lines Contest 2019: Rescued By the Scot
Laura A. BarnesLaura A. Barnes Updated May 12, 2019 0
Category: Fiction / Romance
Author:
ZANE MAXWELL DIDN’T GRASP how long he had been hanging from these chains. It felt like an eternity, but he perceived it only to be a few days. A few hazy days at that.

First Lines Contest 2019: Sensual Games
Alex Palange Alex Palange Updated May 12, 2019 0
Category: Fiction / Erotica
Author:
Everything has been going great in my life for the past few months. I’ve finally been promoted to director of marketing and I’m really happy. A month ago, I met a handsome guy and he seduced me on the same day. He is charming and funny and he makes me feel wonderful, desirable and sexy… and the sex with him is - wow.

First Lines Contest 2019: Sensual Games
Alex Palange Alex Palange Updated May 12, 2019 0
Category: Fiction / Erotica
Author:
I was on my way home. It had been at least 5 years since I had been back. I had been travelling for work, and work was the reason I was heading back home now. My job as a fashion model hadn’t real-ly taken off. I was quite successful, but I was far from the star I dreamed I would be.

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Scott KaelenScott Kaelen Updated May 12, 2019 0
Category: Fiction / Fantasy
Author:
The battle’s almost over. The thought filled Maros with a shameful sense of triumph as he glared at his final challenge. Across the clearing, the cottage’s shuttered windows returned his gaze with prodigious disinterest.

First Lines Contest 2019: U
J. R. OrtizJ. R. Ortiz Updated May 12, 2019 0
Category: Fiction / Short Stories
Author:
From a land raped and burned, and a people turned, I had entered the sea; not to save myself, but to save thee… To the ‘Island’, I hoped to go – the final refuge.

First Lines Contest 2019: The Katophia Mission
Debbie RennerDebbie Renner Updated May 12, 2019 0
Category: Fiction /
  • Action & Adventure
  • Science Fiction

Author:
Blake Arthur Bennett always knew what he wanted to be. While his circle of school mates desired the usual middle of the road occupations; firemen, rock stars, cops or footy players, Blake wanted to be a photo journalist. Cameras were a magnet to him.

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