Just for funsies (yes, that is a word – squiggly red underlined notwithstanding), I thought I’d do a little first line matching challenge. I currently have seven published works out there (not including Gabriel’s Journey, which is the compilation of four books), and each obviously has an opening line. Some may be obvious, some obscure, so give it a shot if you’re up for it.
Prize winners will receive e-copies of ALL SEVEN, via email.
How does one win? Below are my seven* first lines, each with a number. After that are the seven stories’ names, each with a letter. COMMENT with your matches (like 1-B, 3-E, etc.). Saturday night at 9PM ET I’ll end the commenting. I will award THREE sets of prizes, so there will be three winners. If more than three are completely 100% correct, the first three that commented get the prizes. If fewer than three are correct, I’ll give three prizes to the highest number correct. And if there are more than three with the same highest number correct, we go back to expediency. Make sense?
* Those of you with good math skills may notice there are actually eight first lines. One is NOT associated with a currently published work as a red herring, but IS the first line (as it stands) of my current scifi WIP, so you get a little sneak preview.
Ready? Set? GUESS:
1 - They say it’s the first thing that goes when you get old… or was it the second thing?
2 - “Which one is he?”
3 - The warship glided through the inky blackness of the Canaan system.
4 - Maybe a second glass of wine will help my nerves.
5 - Louis Mullins knew he’d die one day; he just didn’t know until a few hours ago that today was that day.
6 - Evan dove into the clear blue water, leaving the safety of the catamaran behind, and swam deep, adjusting his goggles as he kicked.
7 - The first thing Tomas Katoa saw when he opened one blurry eye was a front tooth.
8 - My life changed on the way to the train station after work.
A – Gabriel’s Redemption
B – Gabriel’s Return
C – Gabriel’s Revenge
D – Gabriel: Zero Point
E – The Awakening
F – Special Delivery
G – Opt-Out