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2019 First Lines Contest

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First Lines Contest 2019: Sword of Sorrows
Debbie RennerDebbie Renner Updated May 12, 2019 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 Updated May 12, 2019 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 May 12, 2019 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 Updated May 12, 2019 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 Updated May 12, 2019 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 Updated May 10, 2019 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 May 13, 2019 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.

First Lines Contest 2019: The Thirst Of Cain
Rick PipitoRick Pipito Updated May 11, 2019 0
Category: Fiction /
  • Alternative History
  • Science Fiction
  • Young Adult

Author:
Mankind as we know it was at its dawn. There were many species that had existed on Earth prior to this moment, but none such as this. The first known human man and woman came to be, and soon after they had children of their own.

First Lines Contest 2019: Red Queen Check
Elizabeth NewtonElizabeth Newton Updated May 10, 2019 0
Category: Fiction / Short Stories
Author:
The red gown clung to her body like a second skin. It was apparent to everyone she wore little or no undergarments. Her short platinum blond hair stood out in dramatic contrast to her tanned skin.

First Lines Contest 2019: Stolen Gypsy
Elizabeth NewtonElizabeth Newton Updated May 10, 2019 0
Category: Fiction / Thrillers
Author:
I was less than a month from my seventeenth birthday when my parents died. It was no great loss. That may seem like a dreadful thing to say.

First Lines Contest 2019: VIRO
Barnaby TaylorBarnaby Taylor Updated May 10, 2019 0
Category: Fiction / Horror
Author:
The rain fell like tears from all the eyes of all the dead. Everyone was soaking. It was freezing.

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