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2020 First Lines Contest

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First Lines Contest 2020: halfway to mmxx
Anthony MaysAnthony Mays December 02, 2019 0
Category: Fiction / Thrillers
Author:
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
Author:
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

Author:
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

Author:
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

Author:
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
Author:
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
Author:
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

Author:
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 August 26, 2019 0
Category: Fiction / Teens
Author:
“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
Author:
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
Author:
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
Author:
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
Author:
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
Author:
“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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