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FIRST LINE FRIDAY
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It's that time again! Here were the winning first lines (tied for the most plusses) from June 28:

"C'mon, lamebrain: We land in the middle of a desert in a cardboard box with an old car door, a​ ​ceiling fan, a grandfather clock and a cat attached to it with zebra-striped duck tape, and ​t​he first sign of civilization that we see are people wearing blue-striped wigs and skirts shrieking in terror as a herd of camels stampedes across the sand-- one hundred percent screams that our time machine actually worked!" - +Avigail Goldberg 

"Don't let anyone else put a slug in that black heart," the gunslinger called across a deserted street, "If'n you survive today I'll kill you soon," and the pact was made, that their feud will only end the day Blake kills Marshall or Marshall kills Blake, though neither suspected that their pact would outlive their children, the town, the old West, and the whole 20th Century. - +Angel Wedge 

So now, little writers, your job is to post your own winning first line, something that will hook readers to your writing. Try not to use a first line from any of your current projects, and do not use a first line from something you've published. Be spontaneous!

Please remember that this is a first line competition, not a first paragraph competition. You are limited to one sentence. Outrageous usage of punctuation is acceptable (commas, semi-colons, etc). Playing off of each others' first lines is also acceptable.

There is no limit to submissions. If you thought of five different first lines, go ahead and post them all (but be sure to put them in separate comments... don't dump them all in one comment box.) However, I will lock comments on Sunday night, so get those first lines out of your system as soon as possible.

Have fun! :D
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Death and destruction: the only currency recognized by this generation's ENFORCER Squad, particularly because they were bred to be ruthless; more likely because they enjoyed the chaos.

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FIRST LINE FRIDAY
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It's that time again! Here was the winning first line (the most plusses) from June 7:

Keri had always wanted to be a dragon, but now that her wish was granted she discovered it's very hard to text without proper hands. - +Rose Johnson 

So now, little writers, your job is to post your own winning first line, something that will hook readers to your writing. Try not to use a first line from any of your current projects, and do not use a first line from something you've published. Be spontaneous!

Please remember that this is a first line competition, not a first paragraph competition. You are limited to one sentence. Outrageous usage of punctuation is acceptable (commas, semi-colons, etc). Playing off of each others' first lines is also acceptable.

There is no limit to submissions. If you thought of five different first lines, go ahead and post them all (but be sure to put them in separate comments... don't dump them all in one comment box.) However, I will lock comments on Sunday night, so get those first lines out of your system as soon as possible.

Have fun! :D
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FIRST LINE FRIDAY
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It's that time again! Here was the winning first line (the most plusses) from May 17:

Mr Eddingsley (Or the prestigious Eddingsley, Worthing and Hall publishing company) was at a loss: It wasn't that Miss Marplestone's writing was bad (in fact, he hadn't been able to put the manuscript down from beginning to end, thrilling with every twist and turn of the plot), or even that her grammar was bad, it was just that, for an author, she seemed to have a severe phobia of the common period, and had submitted a manuscript consisting of a single, convoluted, over-extended fifty-thousand-word run on sentence, and well all know how hard that can be to read, or at least you should by now ... - +Angel Wedge 

So now, little writers, your job is to post your own winning first line, something that will hook readers to your writing. Try not to use a first line from any of your current projects, and do not use a first line from something you've published. Be spontaneous!

Please remember that this is a first line competition, not a first paragraph competition. You are limited to one sentence. Outrageous usage of punctuation is acceptable (commas, semi-colons, etc). Playing off of each others' first lines is also acceptable.

There is no limit to submissions. If you thought of five different first lines, go ahead and post them all (but be sure to put them in separate comments... don't dump them all in one comment box.) However, I will lock comments on Sunday night, so get those first lines out of your system as soon as possible.

Have fun! :D
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The warning posted in the wall of the landing station clattered inside my head as my sandaled feet painted a desperate trail of blood on the hallway in a desperate run for my life that tried to escape the overwhelmingly pleasurable removal of my bodily fluids by a sexually unbidden houris straight out of my most desired dreams, a trail that would have her find me if I don't escape, and use the sinewy attraction of her carnal seductiveness to greedily sate her wanton desire for the life my body carries, without regard for my loss of blood.

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FIRST LINE FRIDAY
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It's that time again! Here were the two people that tied for the winning first line (the most plusses) from May 3:

I was sooo hungry, I was NOT gonna spend the time chasing around the room with fork and knife til you got tired. - +Lewis Miranda 

"No, I won't do it," I said, though I knew that I'd do anything Alex asked, even if it meant donning a hot bear suit and standing on a street corner in the middle of July. - +Kim Thirion 

So now, little writers, your job is to post your own winning first line, something that will hook readers to your writing. Try not to use a first line from any of your current projects, and do not use a first line from something you've published. Be spontaneous!

Please remember that this is a first line competition, not a first paragraph competition. You are limited to one sentence. Outrageous usage of punctuation is acceptable (commas, semi-colons, etc). Playing off of each others' first lines is also acceptable.

There is no limit to submissions. If you thought of five different first lines, go ahead and post them all (but be sure to put them in separate comments... don't dump them all in one comment box.) However, I will lock comments on Sunday night, so get those first lines out of your system as soon as possible.

Have fun! :D
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Don't cry because it's over, smile because you're the one that ended it all: the world, that is.

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WHAT-IF-INATOR

If your characters were dinosaurs, what kind would they be and why?

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+Cindy Carpenter reverse question then... what if your dino was a human? ;)
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FIRST LINE FRIDAY
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It's that time again! Here were the winning first lines (the most plusses) from April 5:

Jumpin out of a perfectly good airplane is not recommended  particularly when one isn't wearing a parachute but there are times when one must do something apparently stupid.. - +Rose Johnson 

So now, little writers, your job is to post your own winning first line, something that will hook readers to your writing. Try not to use a first line from any of your current projects, and do not use a first line from something you've published. Be spontaneous!

Please remember that this is a first line competition, not a first paragraph competition. You are limited to one sentence. Outrageous usage of punctuation is acceptable (commas, semi-colons, etc). Playing off of each others' first lines is also acceptable.

There is no limit to submissions. If you thought of five different first lines, go ahead and post them all (but be sure to put them in separate comments... don't dump them all in one comment box.) However, I will lock comments on Sunday night, so get those first lines out of your system as soon as possible.

Have fun! :D
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My stomach growled like the wild beast that it is, and I gave it a death stare and muttered, "Shut up, Clive."
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FIRST LINE FRIDAY
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It's that time again! Here was the winning first line (the most plusses) from June 14:

Adam always resented being called "little," vowing someday that he would be the biggest person on the planet; he just wasn't expecting someday to wake up the next day big enough to wear his house.. - +Jeff Baker 

So now, little writers, your job is to post your own winning first line, something that will hook readers to your writing. Try not to use a first line from any of your current projects, and do not use a first line from something you've published. Be spontaneous!

Please remember that this is a first line competition, not a first paragraph competition. You are limited to one sentence. Outrageous usage of punctuation is acceptable (commas, semi-colons, etc). Playing off of each others' first lines is also acceptable.

There is no limit to submissions. If you thought of five different first lines, go ahead and post them all (but be sure to put them in separate comments... don't dump them all in one comment box.) However, I will lock comments on Sunday night, so get those first lines out of your system as soon as possible.

Have fun! :D
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I was awaken by a loud "Boom" , the sound echoed , and was followed by a blinding flash; the storm was upon us.




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FIRST LINE FRIDAY
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It's that time again! There is no example first line for this week since there were no clear winners from May 31. Try to pull in your fellow pluskins to give your comments some love today ;)

And now, little writers, your job is to post your own winning first line, something that will hook readers to your writing. Try not to use a first line from any of your current projects, and do not use a first line from something you've published. Be spontaneous!

Please remember that this is a first line competition, not a first paragraph competition. You are limited to one sentence. Outrageous usage of punctuation is acceptable (commas, semi-colons, etc). Playing off of each others' first lines is also acceptable.

There is no limit to submissions. If you thought of five different first lines, go ahead and post them all (but be sure to put them in separate comments... don't dump them all in one comment box.) However, I will lock comments on Sunday night, so get those first lines out of your system as soon as possible.

Have fun! :D
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I just didn't know how to say goodbye for this last time.
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FIRST LINE FRIDAY
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It's that time again! Here was the winning first line (the most plusses) from April 26:

I SAID, "if you could just look at me, and not at my horns, the fetid smell and the yellowed claws and fangs, you'd find THAT I REALLY LOVE YOU!!!" - +Lewis Miranda 

So now, little writers, your job is to post your own winning first line, something that will hook readers to your writing. Try not to use a first line from any of your current projects, and do not use a first line from something you've published. Be spontaneous!

Please remember that this is a first line competition, not a first paragraph competition. You are limited to one sentence. Outrageous usage of punctuation is acceptable (commas, semi-colons, etc). Playing off of each others' first lines is also acceptable.

There is no limit to submissions. If you thought of five different first lines, go ahead and post them all (but be sure to put them in separate comments... don't dump them all in one comment box.) However, I will lock comments on Sunday night, so get those first lines out of your system as soon as possible.

Have fun! :D
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"No, I won't do it," I said, though I knew that I'd do anything Alex asked, even if it meant donning a hot bear suit and standing on a street corner in the middle of July.

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CHARACTER SOUP
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Who were your main character's (or characters') best friends when they were young children? If your main characters are children, who will their best friends be when they are adults? Write a sandbox scene that is either a flashback or flash forward and show us what these friends are like, for better or worse.
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FIRST LINE FRIDAY
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It's that time again! Here were the winning first lines (the most plusses) from April 19:

She would have screamed, but the fact that her head was in a separate jar from her windpipe made doing so quite impossible. - +Avigail Goldberg 

So now, little writers, your job is to post your own winning first line, something that will hook readers to your writing. Try not to use a first line from any of your current projects, and do not use a first line from something you've published. Be spontaneous!

Please remember that this is a first line competition, not a first paragraph competition. You are limited to one sentence. Outrageous usage of punctuation is acceptable (commas, semi-colons, etc). Playing off of each others' first lines is also acceptable.

There is no limit to submissions. If you thought of five different first lines, go ahead and post them all (but be sure to put them in separate comments... don't dump them all in one comment box.) However, I will lock comments on Sunday night, so get those first lines out of your system as soon as possible.

Have fun! :D
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I looked at the sky and thought bitterly, "If our prayers and tears are not wasted, there'd better be something huge waiting for me at the end of the day."

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FIRST LINE FRIDAY THURSDAY
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It's not quite time again, but I'm posting this a day early since I'm taking a break from the internets for Fri, Sat, and Sun. Here were the winning first lines (the most plusses) from April 12:

In retrospect wishing for all the bigots to die was probably a bad idea, though to be fair I didn't expect the wish to be actually granted. - +Rose Johnson 

So now, little writers, your job is to post your own winning first line, something that will hook readers to your writing. Try not to use a first line from any of your current projects, and do not use a first line from something you've published. Be spontaneous!

Please remember that this is a first line competition, not a first paragraph competition. You are limited to one sentence. Outrageous usage of punctuation is acceptable (commas, semi-colons, etc). Playing off of each others' first lines is also acceptable.

There is no limit to submissions. If you thought of five different first lines, go ahead and post them all (but be sure to put them in separate comments... don't dump them all in one comment box.) However, I will lock comments on Sunday night, so get those first lines out of your system as soon as possible.

Have fun! :D
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As my senses began to awaken, I could see the outline of the shimmering wings of the angelic host leaving my bedside, taking with it the sweet peace of the night.
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Monthly writing prompts for the casual writer.
Introduction
Welcome!  Need some inspiration? Here's how this works:

Monthly Writing Challenges

1. I'll gather a handful of topics to post at the beginning of each month.
2. You write a scene that contains one or more of the listed topics, either as a theme or within the narration/dialogue.
3. Post a link to your writings so we can take a peek!
4. I'll send a weekly reminder on Mondays with the topics and use one of them as the focus for the week. The weekly post will include a list of those that have participated so far for the month.
5. HAVE FUN! :)

Daily Writing Fun

Explanations for these activities can be found here.

Tuesdays: Character Soup
WednesdaysWhat-if-inator
Thursdays: Disaster Prompt
Fridays: First Line Contest


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