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2018 Finalists

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First Lines Contest 2018: The Proximity of Stars
Finalist
First Lines Contest 2018 Boyko Georgiev OvcharovBoyko Georgiev Ovcharov May 10, 2018 1
Category: Fiction / Science Fiction
Author:
It was nearing sunset when the sky slowly turned amber. Brian could see two seagulls wafting on the golden horizon. The island seemed rather cozy for the two young and hopeful lads who just wanted to unwind a bit before entering into the world of hard work, family life and eventually, kids.

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  • Finalist
  • 1st Place 2018
First Lines Contest 2018 Tina FriscoTina Frisco March 21, 2018 0
Category: Fiction / Suspense
Author:
“Where in the blazes am I?” Phoebe mumbled under her breath, afraid someone might be listening. “And how in the world did I get here?” She crept along the cold stone wall, carefully placing one foot in front of the other.

First Lines Contest 2018: Midnight Owl
Finalist
First Lines Contest 2018 Viv  M DrewaViv M Drewa March 12, 2018 0
Category: Fiction / Suspense
Author:
Heather North had felt as if someone was following her for a while now, weeks to be exact. The sensation was driving her crazy. She lived in a relatively safe area with a short walk from her parking spot to her apartment, but the feeling was much stronger tonight and it made the walk frightening.

First Lines Contest 2018: Of Land and Sky
Finalist
First Lines Contest 2018 Morgan J SheppardMorgan J Sheppard March 08, 2018 0
Category: Fiction / Fantasy
Author:
The sound of thunder crashed and boomed outside the small cottage, shaking the eaves with its might, as rain fell heavily from the sky. Bran sat inside, staring unseeing at the fire that danced in the hearth. Onyx, his sleek black cat Life Partner, was curled up in front of the flames staring at him, her yellow eyes glowing in the dim light.

First Lines Contest 2018: Ticket to Temptation
Finalist
First Lines Contest 2018 Lilith DarvilleLilith Darville March 07, 2018 0
Category: Fiction / Romance
Author:
“Logan, I can’t help you. You need to get yourself a good lawyer.” And that’s how the whole sordid mess began.

First Lines Contest 2018: It Takes Death To Reach A Star
  • Finalist
  • 3rd Place 2018
First Lines Contest 2018 Gareth WorthingtonGareth Worthington March 05, 2018 0
Category: Fiction / Science Fiction
Author:
No matter how badly I want it to be different this time, in the end I still die. We all do. I lie on the cot, cold sweat clinging to my skin, arms raised to my face, stuck like a marionette tangled in its own strings.

First Lines Contest 2018: Jackko
Finalist
First Lines Contest 2018 P. Vijay KumarP. Vijay Kumar March 02, 2018 0
Category: Fiction /
  • Crime
  • Family Life
  • General

Author:
‘5’o clock in the morning,’ the song of the group ‘The Village people’ was pre-set for morning alarm and it wakes Jackko every morning. He’s awake, stared the flag post, colorful decoration visible through window that face the main road. MLP restaurant was decorated for 60th Independence Day flag hosting.

First Lines Contest 2018: The Seasons of Our Love
Finalist
First Lines Contest 2018 angela gascoigneangela gascoigne January 29, 2018 0
Category: Fiction / Contemporary Women
Author:
She burst in like a tornado, black hair stuck in wet spirals around her face of porcelain, suitcase in one hand, cat basket in the other. At that moment I knew of nothing else around me as I tried to avert my gaze from the white shirt clinging to every contour of her petite and shapely body. After looking around at some of the regulars in the bar, she stepped forward tentatively until she was standing in front of me.

First Lines Contest 2018: Garden of Time
Finalist
First Lines Contest 2018 Sharon  Ricklin Sharon Ricklin December 13, 2017 0
Category: Fiction / Romance
Author:
My death came as quite a shock, especially to me. One minute I was there - everything went black - and then I was gone. Although… I’m not one hundred percent sure that I actually died. But if that’s what happened, I’m certainly much more content in death than I ever felt in life.

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Finalist
First Lines Contest 2018 Violeta  BagiaVioleta Bagia November 03, 2017 0
Category: Fiction / Action & Adventure
Author:
Fifteen minutes. That’s all it took, and my perfectly good night was ruined. I stuck my glittery black purse under my arm, freeing up my hands and yanked the elastic from my hair allowing the dark strands to tumble around my shoulders.

First Lines Contest 2018: Beautiful Deconstruction
  • Finalist
  • 2nd Place 2018
First Lines Contest 2018 Mark BinmoreMark Binmore October 27, 2017 0
Category: Fiction / General
Author:
The studio is dark; voices can be heard approaching its main doors. Soon, a flick of a switch brings light, which reveals a white walled room full of musical instruments of every shape and size, glistening under the rays thrust upon them, all fighting for space with a plethora of recording equipment already set up. The voices heard earlier, now file in through the doors.

First Lines Contest 2018: Rose Blood
Finalist
First Lines Contest 2018 Peter Guy BlacklockPeter Guy Blacklock October 05, 2017 1
Category: Fiction /
  • Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
  • Fantasy
  • Horror
  • Occult & Supernatural

Author:
Rebekah Beddoes came closer to tears the more her situation worsened; bravely fighting them back she continued her weary trek down the isolated forest road. Her exhausted body gained no relief in the stifling heat, even the breeze playing with the long curls of her ruddy-chestnut coloured hair could do nothing to alleviate the high temperature. How she longed to leave the ominous cover of the forest behind, it seemed to trap the midsummer warmth and amplify it to an almost unbearable degree.

First Lines Contest 2018: Smokescreen
Finalist
First Lines Contest 2018 Khaled  A TalibKhaled A Talib October 04, 2017 1
Category: Fiction / Thrillers
Author:
Smoke clouded the man’s face like a Tuareg’s desert veil as he exhaled a long, apple-scented plume from the sheesha’s looping pipe. It bolstered the disguise he wore in the languid summer afternoon at El Fishawy Café in Cairo’s Khan el-Khalili souk district that seemed to make his round chin smile more, a pair of dark metal-framed sunglasses, a long-flowing brown galabeya, and a white turban.

First Lines Contest 2018: Talon, Connected
Finalist
First Lines Contest 2018 Gigi SedlmayerGigi Sedlmayer September 12, 2017 0
Category: Fiction / Coming of Age
Author:
Mira, after she had carried her daughter into her bed, undressed her, put her pajamas on then tucked her in, sat at the edge of her bed and watched her for a few seconds longer, thinking, My darling, you have proven yourself today. You are as strong as I thought you would be. I’m so proud of you. Well done.

First Lines Contest 2018: The Rabbit Joke
Finalist
First Lines Contest 2018 Paul WhitePaul White September 11, 2017 0
Category: Fiction / Children's Books
Author:
Once upon a far away hillside, in the shade of the forest oak trees, lived a whole community of white tailed rabbits. Life was good, life was happy. The baby bunnies hopped, skipped and played all day long on the grassy hillside and, when they were tired, slept in the shade of the great oak trees branches.

First Lines Contest 2018: The Swamp Fairy
Finalist
First Lines Contest 2018 Colleen ChesebroColleen Chesebro September 06, 2017 0
Category: Fiction / Young Adult
Author:
The swamp fairy hovered, her delicate wings fanning the air, making soft swooshing noises. She waited for the amber-haired girl to approach. A mixture of the scents of lavender, patchouli, and sandalwood, wafted through the glade.

First Lines Contest 2018: Hunting Mariah
Finalist
First Lines Contest 2018 Janice E SpinaJanice E Spina August 18, 2017 0
Category: Fiction / Thrillers
Author:
This could be the beginning, a way to satisfy his urges. His senses were tingling with the sight, smell, and feel of blood. The silky texture of it and its coppery smell and even the intoxicating taste of it. Just the smell alone could cause desire to rush through his body triggering a compelling urge to kill. He felt a thrill at the prospect of taking a life.

First Lines Contest 2018: Salvage-5: The First Mission
Finalist
First Lines Contest 2018 Brian K. LarsonBrian K. Larson July 17, 2017 0
Category: Fiction / Science Fiction
Author:
“Stand by, captain,” Jake Paulson, the Salvage-4’s pilot reported, “We’re coming up on our target now.” “Well it’s about damn time,” Captain Jamison answered, through his headset. Gus Jamison was an ex-marine and overall nice guy, but a hard ass. He needed to be in this line of work; space was a dangerous and hostile environment where mistakes were not forgiven. Everyone knew Gus would bust your chops if you didn’t have the hustle on.

First Lines Contest 2018: Andrew's Plight
Finalist
First Lines Contest 2018 Ken  DonaldsonKen Donaldson May 31, 2017 0
Category: Fiction /
  • Action & Adventure
  • General
  • Literary
  • Romance
  • Short Stories
  • Suspense

Author:
Life truly does begin through the death of another. Following the funeral after the passing of his dad’s life in the year 1939, a man seen to light amidst worldly dealing he portrayed through a hidden mask. That one he held shown in view of public eye as a devoted loving family man with shared business ethics resenting God for the loss of his one and only beloved wife for all others to see.

First Lines Contest 2018: Shattered Lies
Finalist
First Lines Contest 2018 S.J. FrancisS.J. Francis May 23, 2017 1
Category: Fiction /
  • African American
  • Contemporary Women
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Family Life
  • Sagas
  • Suspense

Author:
"Kate awoke with a start. It was a feeling she couldn’t shake and had no idea why. She didn’t know it yet, but a tide was turning close to home and, with it, a treacherous page in the book of her life. "

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