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2019 First Lines Contest

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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.

First Lines Contest 2019: Rescued By the Scot
Laura A. BarnesLaura A. Barnes August 27, 2018 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 August 12, 2018 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 August 12, 2018 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 August 01, 2018 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 July 16, 2018 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 July 16, 2018 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.

First Lines Contest 2019: Sword of Sorrows
Debbie RennerDebbie Renner July 16, 2018 0
Category: Fiction /
  • Action & Adventure
  • Science Fiction

Author:
Casus Belli…dark, sinister and foreboding. Standing in stark, naked contrast to the picturesque and colorful landscape surrounding the vast edifice, basking in the after glow of the spectacular Heliostronus sunset. The dying sun yielded a fantastic, yet temporary light tapestry, sadly one could only admire for a scarce few minutes before the straggling light was swallowed into shadow.

First Lines Contest 2019: Odyssey Bourne Force
Debbie RennerDebbie Renner July 16, 2018 0
Category: Fiction /
  • Action & Adventure
  • Science Fiction

Author:
In desperate haste, he tied the stolen rope around his neck, pulled tight, and jumped. Thirty seconds later, the spasmodic twitching halted as he died. He was lucky.

First Lines Contest 2019: Go-around
Michal PawlickiMichal Pawlicki Updated July 16, 2018 0
Category: Fiction /
  • Humorous
  • Literary
  • Psychological

Author:
This room tasted like cheap instant coffee. I like instant coffee. It’s honest.

First Lines Contest 2019: Chasing Petalouthes
Effie Nora KammenouEffie Nora Kammenou July 12, 2018 0
Category: Fiction /
  • Chick Lit
  • Coming of Age
  • Contemporary Women
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Family Life
  • Romance
  • Sagas

Author:
Twilight cast an incandescent glow over the Saronic Gulf, as the sun slowly began to peak over the horizon. The reflection of porch lights from homes surrounding the shoreline glimmered like stardust on the water. In less than an hour, the sun would assume its full magisterial position and, as though gifted from the Gods themselves, another day would dawn on this enchanting island.

First Lines Contest 2019: One Sip at a Time: a Memoir
Loralyn MearsLoralyn Mears Updated July 04, 2018 0
Category: Non-Fiction / Biography & Autobiography
Author:
Musings on work, life and love by a remarkable octogenarian. Born as a child of The Great Depression, Rita Grisman left the farm in Nebraska to dance with the stars (like Frank Sinatra) on the hills of Hollywood then moved on up to The Big Apple to become a vital part of advertising’s Golden Age. There, she worked for some of the world’s greatest marketing agencies in the Swinging 60’s era of three martini lunches as a brilliant copywriter creating memorable ads (with Lauren Hutton, Tom Selleck, Jean Shrimpton and many others). She crafted iconic taglines for perfumes that still run today.

First Lines Contest 2019: Sage Stone
Darcy DemingDarcy Deming June 29, 2018 0
Category: Fiction / Young Adult
Author:
Am I Dead? Sage lay in a dazed and crumpled pile on the edge of the mesa. He tried to move, but nothing happened.

Winter's Rain
Katie MettnerKatie Mettner June 29, 2018 0
Category: Fiction /
  • Romance
  • Suspense

Author:
My name is Winter Cheyne and eight hours ago I killed a man. He was a ruthless animal who had every intention of killing me first, but I won this time. The first time in a decade.

First Lines Contest 2019: October Snow: The Series
Jenna BrooksJenna Brooks June 22, 2018 0
Category: Fiction /
  • Contemporary Women
  • Legal
  • Psychological
  • Suspense
  • Thrillers

Author:
Jo knew it was coming. She had known for weeks. She balanced her phone on her shoulder, gunning her truck into the traffic at the end of the exit.

Story Time with Ava: Volume I
Ann  DeprésAnn Deprés June 21, 2018 0
Category: Fiction / Suspense
Author:
The traveler is a nameless man with an ambiguous past. No one knows when he's coming, and no one's left alive after he's gone. If you're lucky, he'll skip your town altogether, and you'll be spared from the wrath unleashed on everyone unfortunate enough to be on his radar.

First Lines Contest 2019: Race With Terror
shyam sundar  bulusushyam sundar bulusu Updated June 13, 2018 0
Category: Fiction /
  • Crime
  • Thrillers

Author:
He had no more than a few moments to act. Her life depended on his reaction. He did not hesitate.

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A.G. DavisA.G. Davis May 30, 2018 0
Category: Fiction /
  • Erotica
  • Gay
  • Jewish
  • Occult & Supernatural
  • Political
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Romance
  • Science Fiction

Author:
I thought I’d run far enough and long enough. My sister Ciara knew I had good reason to leave home. And when four years at the University of Cardiff wasn’t far enough away, I crossed international datelines studying mixed martial arts from whatever master pushed me the hardest - first in America and then China, to study with monks at a Shaolin Temple.

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