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2020 First Lines Contest

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First Lines Contest 2020: Blank Check: What Would You Do If You Could Reinvent Education?
Aaron SmithAaron Smith April 27, 2020 0
Category: Fiction / Young Adult
I cringe every time I see his face or hear his voice. I'm Captain Josiah Rollins. A six-foot-two, fifty-year-old decorated veteran.

First Lines Contest 2020: Finding Fizz
Julie HodgsonJulie Hodgson April 07, 2020 0
Category: Fiction / Fantasy
Sam had no idea how long he had been there; it could have been five minutes, it could have been his whole life. It was definitely peaceful, there was no disputing that, but the peace, the beauty, didn’t reach him. It were as if he had landed in paradise twenty seconds or twenty years ago, but his body was inside a bubble and he would never know what it would feel like to breathe in this air, an air that skimmed in off the rainbow surface of the lake, which twisted and turned into the distance and a permanent, golden sunset

First Lines Contest 2020: TOXIC
Karina KantasKarina Kantas Updated March 28, 2020 0
Category: Fiction / Science Fiction
As Lexi ran, her eyes flickered from watching the sky to watching the path ahead and her footing. The sky was glowing red, a sign that danger was coming. She dodged the wilted trees and foliage as she had done many times before.

First Lines Contest 2020: My Name Is Rachel
Lorna  PeelLorna Peel March 07, 2020 0
Category: Fiction / Mystery & Detective
Hot Vicar Alert! The email screamed at Rachel out of a sea of spam and she glanced at the sender. Kathy Roberts. Hmm. It could mean anything but was doubtless some rubbish joke doing the rounds or, worse still, one which Kathy in her infinite wisdom had dreamt up herself. Rachel braced herself and opened it.

First Lines Contest 2020: halfway to mmxx
Anthony MaysAnthony Mays December 02, 2019 0
Category: Fiction / Thrillers
The man lay dying in his bed. Losing the battle to keep his eyes open, they fluttered shut as he signaled for a drink of water. At his bedside, a fellow monk raised his friend’s head with one hand, while he grabbed a goblet from a crude table nearby.

First Lines Contest 2020: Backbeat
Mason MaloneMason Malone November 24, 2019 0
Category: Fiction / Coming of Age
The place was a dive, to put it kindly. Located two blocks off the main thoroughfare, it was squeezed in between an auto repair shop and a beauty salon. The smell of engine oil and brake fluid mixing with the scent of hair spray and shampoo greeted the bar patrons as they walked from the parking lot into Eddie’s Cocktail Lounge and Dance Club.

First Lines Contest 2020: Neptune and the Pollywogs
Paul WhitePaul White November 23, 2019 0
Category: Non-Fiction /
  • History
  • Other

The LINE referred to in this book is the Earth's equator. The equator is an imaginary line of latitude around the Earths circumference, halfway between the North Pole and the South Pole, where the surface of the planet is parallel to the axis of rotation. This equatorial line divides the surface of the Earth into the northern and southern hemispheres.

First Lines Contest 2020: A New Summer Garden
Paul WhitePaul White Updated December 02, 2019 0
Category: Fiction /
  • Crime
  • Men's Adventure
  • Thrillers

You can walk away from a lot of things in your life. Leave them behind you. Forget about them, move on and hope they never come back and bite you on the arse.

First Lines Contest 2020: Into The Unknown
Lorna  PeelLorna Peel November 16, 2019 0
Category: Fiction /
  • Historical
  • Romance
  • War & Military

Euston Station, London. Sunday, September 3rd, 1939. Kate Sheridan opened the train door and, with butterflies fluttering in her stomach, stepped down onto the platform. London at last. Her journey from Ireland had taken three days. Where could she hear the latest news? The ultimatum to the Germans to withdraw from Poland was due to run out this morning. War was all but inevitable.

First Lines Contest 2020: The Trip
Alex Palange Alex Palange October 06, 2019 0
Category: Fiction / Erotica
Lovely sunny days are a rarity. When they decide to come by, you take the complete advantage of the situation and bask under the vibrant rays. That is what Alex was doing too.

First Lines Contest 2020: Jaguar
Carl HackmanCarl Hackman October 01, 2019 0
Category: Fiction / Fantasy
Her eyes of fire burned through the darkness, fueled by hatred so intense the very center of her soul was a furnace. Valaria's amber coat rippled in the moonlight as she glared through the mesh of her enclosure. A low, threatening growl rose from deep inside her chest.

First Lines Contest 2020: The Keys: Voice of the Turtle
Karen Hulene BartellKaren Hulene Bartell September 28, 2019 0
Category: Fiction /
  • Fantasy
  • Ghost

Brett drove past row after row of spiny lobster traps stacked like wooden pallets before arriving at the marina restaurant. “We’re here, Auggie.” Ruth ended her call while she glanced in the sun visor’s mirror.

First Lines Contest 2020: Britfield and the Lost Crown
C R StewartC R Stewart Updated April 07, 2020 0
Category: Fiction / Teens
“Number forty-seven! Stop chattering to thirty-four and get back to work, immediately!” Speckle shouted from across the room. “Yes sir . . . back to work . . . right away,” replied Tom instinctively, pretending to be a dutiful servant. He knew too well that talking violated the sacred Weatherly Rule Book, a seventy-five-page document of laws and regulations all orphans had to memorize when they arrived.

First Lines Contest 2020: Leaves of Three
Janae MitchellJanae Mitchell August 26, 2019 0
Category: Fiction / Young Adult
Ivy Jordan—A name that'll haunt me the rest of my life. My friends warned me to stay away from her, but their warnings only made me that much more curious. Not only was I intrigued to know why she came with a warning label, but she was undeniably hot.

First Lines Contest 2020: Lost in a Quatrain
Adiela AkooAdiela Akoo Updated December 07, 2019 1
Category: Non-Fiction / Poetry
Dare I awaken dreams Long forgotten, Dare I even touch?! Dare I say words Long comatose, Dare I erupt?! Dare I resuscitate Asleep within, The Bard I used to love?!

First Lines Contest 2020: Heroic
Bill DelvauxBill Delvaux Updated December 02, 2019 0
Category: Non-Fiction / Religion
It’s an ordinary family photo, yet if you look closer, it contains the contradiction of the ages.

First Lines Contest 2020: Lbq
Catherine EdwardCatherine Edward June 22, 2019 0
Category: Fiction / Fantasy
Blood was the essence to his madness. The hunt was on. The adrenaline in his veins, kept the creature thrilled. He found no delight in mundane things. What mattered was the chase. And the kill.

First Lines Contest 2020: The Unfettered Child
Michael C. SahdMichael C. Sahd June 16, 2019 0
Category: Fiction / Fantasy
“In all the countless moons of my life, I have never met an elf, Abizou.” The strong, deep voice emanated from what seemed to be a human skeleton into a throne room that appeared richly decorated, yet devoid of life. Even as it spoke, the skeleton sat motionless on its marble throne, its bones loosely wrapped in gold-embroidered, red-and-white silk robes.

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