Come on in.
Don’t be afraid.
It’s just a bunch of stories.
What could be so terrifying about that?
Well — maybe your sister’s footless ghost appearing in the middle of the night. Maybe an imaginary friend… who might not be so imaginary. Or maybe tattoos that suddenly and very painfully start etching themselves all over your body.
I got a little carried away.
First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros ~ There’s Someone Inside Your House
The egg-shaped timer was on the welcome mat when she came home.
Haley Whitehall glanced over her shoulder, as if expecting someone behind her. Far in the distance, a red combine rolled through the sallow cornfields. her father. Harvest time. Her mother was still at work, too, a dental technician at the only practice in town.
Which one of them had left it here? The decaying porch boards sagged and splintered beneath Haley’s shifting weight as she picked up the timer. It rattled in her hand. The day had been cold, but the plastic eggshell was warm. Faintly so.
First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros ~ The Last Kids on Earth and the Nightmare King
If I were blonde, the flat chest and spots wouldn’t matter so much. Honestly, you could have two heads and if one of them is blonde some bloke will fancy you, but with mouse-brown hair you have to try a lot harder.
First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros ~ Promtastic
“Do you want to dance after the announcements?”
It was exactly like a film. And she was the lead actress for once, rather than the best friend.
He had asked her to dance.
As in come up to her in front of everyone and asked her to save him a dance. Had her “Yeah, sure” been calm enough? She was fretting it had been a bit squeaky but he had said “Cool” back, and smiled at her, so that was all right.
First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros ~ Undead and Unemployed
When I’d been dead for about three months, I decided it was past time to get a job.
I couldn’t go back to my old one, of course. For one thing, I’d been laid off the day I died, and for another, they all still thought I was six feet under. Plus, a job during daylight hours just wasn’t going to work anymore.
First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros ~ Super Max and the Mystery of Thornwood’s Revenge
Super Max the Mighty Invincible can see a haunted house from her bedroom window.
Thornwood Manor is one hundred and twenty-five years old, and it’s excellently creepy. It’s the most famous pile of creaky boards in Tennessee, if you don’t count Graceland, and counting Graceland in any comparison is pointless, since Elvis is still so famous he’s like the big giant gyrating dead ambassador to the universe.
First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros ~ The Dazzling Heights
It would be several hours before the girl’s body was found.
It was late now; so late that it could once again be called early -that surreal, enchanted, twilight hour between the end of a party and the unfurling of a new day. The hour when reality grows dim and hazy at the edges, when nearly anything seems possible.
First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros ~ Kat Greene Comes Clean
Sometimes it’s the little things that get to me. Like an electric toothbrush. Mom’s got on in her hand -but not it’s not for her teeth. She’s using it on the kitchen floor. As if this is normal. As if this makes sense. I want to sneak back to my room and start the day over, but I can’t. Mom’s already spotted me. “Look, Kit-Kat,” she says, holding up the toothbrush. “The bristles are perfect for cleaning in between the floor tiles. I got the tip from Good Housekeeping. Cool huh?”
First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros ~ Heartless
“Five months! Five months you -dare I say it- gentlemen have been sitting on this little scheme of yours and only now you decide to inform me of it!” Lady Alexia Maccon did not enjoy being surprised by declarations of intent. She glared at the men before her. Fully grown, and a goodly number of centuries older than she, yet they still managed to look like shamefaced little boys.