We decided to have a bit of fun on this first day of September (right after hyperventilating that we’re already in September) and issue a friendly 9-1 flavored writing challenge.
Here’s how it works: Go to your work in progress or upcoming release or recent release. Pick the 9th paragraph of chapter 1 OR the 1st paragraph of chapter 9.
Post it in the comments below. And please cheer on all the brave writers who share their paragraphs with us.
We’ll get the party started:
Laura Drake, Sweet On You (released August 26!!! and yes, that’s a live link)
Murphy grinned from the seat of the Jeep he’d commandeered—best not to ask where. Last night in the ER, when he’d invited her on a trip to town, she couldn’t resist. Most soldiers longed for a taste of home. They cheered when fast food franchises opened on base. Not Katya. She loved unfamiliar spices and exotic local dishes. She’d even tried the boiled sheep’s head a street vendor once offered, finding the flavor of the facial meat fabulous once she got past the staring white eye and the grinning exposed teeth.
Jenny Hansen, A Sister in Need
The woman in front of her wore a pink mini-dress. Agatha tried hard not to focus on the pert bottom playing peek-a-boo with the hem. When the bells on the door jangled again, Agatha jumped, swiveling toward the sound. The woman who entered had a towering pile of red hair secured in glittering clips. Her dress was nearly a replica of the blonde’s, but in a vibrant sapphire blue.
Orly Konig-Lopez, Healing Hoofbeats
I turn and I’m face-to-chest with the man I adopted to be my grandfather. “Simon.” I look up into the same brown eyes that had given a timid girl the confidence to get on a horse for the very first time.
Fae Rowen, Keeping Athena
She saw the Keep ships streak above her then whip around to engage her battle group’s defensive formation. The enemy fighters concentrated their fire on the luminous Wraith. Its hull temperature rose until the safety board sensors screeched.
Okay WITS readers, your turn. Post your paragraph in the comments, below. 🙂
Hope all of you in the U.S. are having a great Labor Day!
~ Fae, Jenny, Laura, and Orly