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Friday, March 11, 2016

First Lines Friday

The first lines of a story can be a powerful hook to capture the imagination. In comments, tempt us with the first five lines of any chapter.

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M. S. Spencer said...

From The Penhallow Train Incident, available for pre-order at

Chapter 12:
Her hoped-for siesta didn’t go as planned, even on a mercifully full stomach. Griffin’s theory kept nibbling at her brain. She finally rose, poured herself some lemonade, and went out on the deck to stew. If he’s correct, the answer to Masri’s quest is right here in Penhallow... But is it the answer to his murder?

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Anita Philmar said...

Chapter 1 A Cowboy's Pleasure
John Bristol Smith needed a job.
He didn’t particular care where it came from.
After having traveled halfway across the United States to escape the war between the states, he wanted nothing more than to settle in Texas. Yes, they were involved in the war but Union troops weren’t tramping across their land like they owned the place.

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