It's not every day you see Santa holding a bloody icicle.
This really gripped me. There’s a lot of character development here, a lot of yearning, and a lot of intrigue. It hints that Mom is now gone, that there is emotional upset over that, and perhaps it had something to do with two conflicting traditions and therefore types of people. I’d definitely keep reading a book that started this way! Great job, everyone! I loved the humorous entries, as well. ~Kathryn
Super congrats to Kelly & Beth! Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org whether you'd like your copy of My True Love Gave to Me sent through Amazon or B&N.
And the fun isn't quite done yet. Kathryn & Jessica also crafted first lines for our enjoyment, yay! And me too, I couldn't resist! =)
The worn wooden sleigh was empty of presents, but filled with piles of holiday cheer as the four Garland children caroled their way to the village charity stall, snowflakes swirling among them like frosty stars that had been wished down from the night sky. ~Jessica
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Jack insisted I wear at least one of his mittens, but his now lays abandoned at the manger scene, dusted in a fine layer of snow. ~Kathryn
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My ice skates glided over the ice, cutting thin lines like scars on the translucent surface. ~Leandra
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So that concludes this years First Line Contest! I wish everyone peace and goodwill with the coming days of shopping, baking, and present-wrapping. ;) Also, that you all have a truly wonderful holiday season with friends and family.