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2019 First Lines Contest

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TheGiftsOfChristmas
Tori Lane Wilson Tori Lane Wilson November 29, 2018 0
Category: Fiction / Romance
Author:
It all started with a single rose. As I stood there, staring at the red rose placed just outside of the doorway on my carport, a thousand thoughts ran through my mind. How did a rose end up on my porch in the middle of December?

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Paul WhitePaul White November 28, 2018 0
Category: Fiction /
  • Action & Adventure
  • Science Fiction
  • War & Military

Author:
There was a strange humming in my head as I prized my eyes open. I could see flaking plaster dangling from the ceiling between the industrial fluorescent lighting. Pushing myself into a sitting position every joint seemed to creak and groan.

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Paul WhitePaul White November 28, 2018 0
Category: Fiction /
  • Ghost
  • Occult & Supernatural

Author:
I had been relaxing, almost dozing-off as I listened to the mellow melody of the Eagles ‘Hotel California’ when the Sat-Nav burst into life, "Turn right in two hundred yards". I am glad I was not driving because I jumped in shock as the woman’s metallic voice blasted out unexpectedly. I would have crashed the car had I been behind the wheel.

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Paul WhitePaul White November 28, 2018 0
Category: Fiction /
  • Horror
  • Humorous

Author:
“All right, Miriam that’s quite enough” shouted Peter, “Pour me a coffee please or I’ll be late for the office.” Miriam was bitterly disappointed Peter was not promoted last month. This is the third promotion he was in the running for this year and each time Peter was not successful in gaining the position.

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Paul WhitePaul White November 28, 2018 0
Category: Fiction / Psychological
Author:
Through the dirt-encrusted glass of the window, I look down on people passing below my vantage point. Years of neglect have seen the small panes of glass, which make the whole of the window, become dulled by black and green mould, dust, soot and unidentifiable debris combine, the glass now opaque. All except one small pane, the one I look through.

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Paul WhitePaul White November 28, 2018 0
Category: Fiction / Occult & Supernatural
Author:
The Orb should have remained sitting on the library mantelpiece next to the glass case clock. It is where it was placed all those years ago and where it should stay. The Librarians were protective of it.

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Paul WhitePaul White November 28, 2018 0
Category: Fiction / General
Author:
I play with Blake. Sometimes, when it is sunny we play in the garden. Sometimes we play catch, or we dig the dirt up and make mud pies and find worms and stuff.

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Paul WhitePaul White November 28, 2018 0
Category: Fiction / Short Stories
Author:
Jamaica has a scent as distinct as its culture; complex, heady, exciting and tinged with a hint of the unexpected. Marianne was the same. She was a kaleidoscope of emotions and passion; gentleness and fury, love and hunger, all rolled into one petite body.

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Tom MinderTom Minder November 26, 2018 0
Category: Fiction / Mystery & Detective
Author:
LaVonne Wilson pulled the log book from her satchel and smiled at the Hello Kitty sticker waving back. She entered her position: third level parking, inner lane, facing the elevator atrium. She checked Mickey and made her entry: Time: 10:45 p.m. Status: All Quiet.

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Uri NorwichUri Norwich November 25, 2018 0
Category: Fiction / Thrillers
Author:
A half of our society is in a state of mental disorder. One has to determine which half to belong to. - “How much time do I have left to live?” asked the man. - “You are the property of Mother Russia! We’ll tell you when to die.” His handler replied.

KateHillHaylen
Kate HillKate Hill November 18, 2018 0
Category: Fiction /
  • Erotica
  • Occult & Supernatural
  • Romance

Author:
Haylen's nightmares were intense--even for a demon. He heard howls and gunfire. He smelled magic and blood.

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Clarissa  Johal Clarissa Johal November 17, 2018 0
Category: Fiction / Ghost
Author:
“What possessed you to leave her side?” The dark-haired man paced the cliffs that overlooked the ocean. Buffeted by the wind, his overcoat flapped behind him like dark wings.

Voices
Clarissa  Johal Clarissa Johal November 16, 2018 0
Category: Fiction / Ghost
Author:
She clutched the knife tighter in her hand and lunged. The man's religious pamphlets scattered across the ground. The man ran away.

Struck
Clarissa  Johal Clarissa Johal November 16, 2018 0
Category: Fiction / Occult & Supernatural
Author:
"Why you need to run off now is beyond me. There's a big storm coming in, Gwynneth. The old people can take care of themselves."

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Max James LewyMax James Lewy November 15, 2018 0
Category: Non-Fiction / Poetry
Author:
Confession is not in my disposition, Humility isn't for me. I have too much accusation, To stoop to mutual sympathy- To offer up in supplication, My rightful property, Or stand before adjudication, Bowing my head as if I were guilty. Even if I too have failed in perfection... It is probably due to thee.

TheOrbEE - Copy
Paul WhitePaul White November 11, 2018 0
Category: Fiction / Action & Adventure
Author:
The Orb should have remained sitting on the library mantelpiece next to the glass case clock; It is where it was placed all those years ago and where it should stay. The Librarians were protective of it, they say the Orb held powers, ancient powers only the chosen could harness. I know nothing about such powers...

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Paul WhitePaul White November 11, 2018 0
Category: Fiction / Short Stories
Author:
Jamaica has a scent as distinct as its culture; complex, heady, exciting and tinged with a hint of the unexpected. Marianne was the same, she was a kaleidoscope of emotions and passion; gentleness and fury, love and hunger, all rolled into one petite body. Our relationship was the proverbial rollercoaster; one of attraction, desire and raging arguments; fights, with her throwing stuff and me ducking and diving to keep from being hit.

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Paul WhitePaul White November 11, 2018 0
Category: Fiction / General
Author:
We all have dark times in our lives; times when the clouds of uncertainty gather about us, when the shadows in our minds slam shut the doorway of hope. These are times when the future looks bleak, when tomorrow is nothing more than a harbinger of anguish and our past lives a wasteland of futile labour. Sitting in darkened rooms, listening to sad songs and reading dark words lends a little comfort to our souls as we contemplate the tattered remains of our world.

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Kay Merkel BoruffKay Merkel Boruff November 10, 2018 0
Category: Non-Fiction / Biography & Autobiography
Author:
Strains of Jimi Hendrix’s “Purple Haze” seeped under the bathroom door. I slipped off my silk bikini panties, folded them, and put them in my purse. Merk would die, I thought.

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Ann BradfordAnn Bradford November 10, 2018 0
Category: Fiction / Romance
Author:
Johnny was ready to enter the old barn at the Sister’s convent to do his chores, but he had this weird sensation that someone was staring at him. He glanced at the empty swing set. Sometimes, along the side of the convent in the shadows of the fire escape, his friends hid to smoke.

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