Saturday, June 2, 2012

June Blog Contest

Presenting our 2nd annual Blog Contest! 

Give us your best first line for a story-- your best sentence that will grab your readers by their toes and whisk them along on a magical/amazing/fabulous/intense journey.

The rules:

-one sentence
-posted as a comment to this post
-posted BEFORE 11:59 pm on June 15th
-in English :o)
-any type of story, any genre. It doesn't even have to be a story you've written yet!

On June 16th, we'll post all the entries and allow two weeks for the voting.

The contest:

-all entries will be posted on a new blog post
-readers of this blog will vote for the sentence they like the best
-the winner gets to take their pick from the prizes
-the 2nd runner up will take their pick from the remaining prizes, and so on until all the prizes are gone

The prizes:

-a $20 gift card to Amazon
-a personal blog button created by our uber-talented Julie Danes (she designs our blog buttons)
-a 10 page critique offered by one of our amazing bloggers
-a super-duper blog shout-out interview on this blog
-a story conversion to a Kindle e-reader format
-and possibly something else because I think I'm forgetting one! ;o)

Any questions?

Post your story starter sentence below!

Good luck!


Lauren said...

Silvya forced herself to breathe, even though the smell in the tiny room was enough to make anyone who inhaled pass out.

Scott said...

Prize clarification: your manuscript could be converted to Kindle or ePub format, or both.

Bruce Luck said...

Okay, let’s be up front about something: I’m a dog.

Rebecca =) said...

The moment Suzie smiled at me I realized I'd forgotten to blackmail her.

Trinity Logan said...

I know they're coming, it's just a matter of time.

Kimberly Kay Durtschi said...


Lynsey said...

You could say it was a typical Monday morning, like you'd expect any typical story to begin, but this Monday morning was a bit too atypical to be typical: this Monday morning, robot dinosaurs from outer space robbed the world of every last bottle of sunscreen, dooming the pasty white people to a lifetime of suffering --and then Agent Harold Gunderson woke up.

Melanie said...

Asher laid his hand on the ragged rock framing the doorway into the mountain.

Mashua7 said...

The detective walked silently around the dark corner of yet another creepy house, and was hit in the face with a pie.

Lana Krumwiede said...

The first time Taemon's brother tried to kill him was the night Uncle Fierre came over with his unisphere.

Marion said...

The scariest place for me was in my mind, so I twisted my hair tight enough to squeeze out all my thoughts.

pamanner said...

She inhaled the scent of fresh cut grass, passed the squishy water balloon from hand to hand and felt alive like the bass that had tugged on her line just that morning--summer breezed in, her summer, and she was ready to sail.

Maren said...

I wanted to climb instead of fall, but the sinking feeling kept pulling me down.

Jared said...

The curtains in the open window hung still and motionless despite the storm raging behind them.

Diana said...

Snow falls gently from my bedroom ceiling, dusting the room in a moon-glow pearlescence reminiscient of mom's fairy cupcakes.

Grandma Jenn said...
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Grandma Jenn said...

I know there is a big humongous scary monster under my bed because
I can hear him snore at night.

Andy Smith said...

I never expected such priceless gems to emerge from something so ordinary.

Lizzie said...

If my parents would have told me I was a Guardian, with a family obligation to protect the world, I could have planned a little better.