“… and so I’m thinking maybe before the holidays, when his parents are picking up his sister from college. We’re thinking of doing it up right, you know? Hotel room, hot tub, champagne… I know it’s clichéd, but it’s also kind of romantic, right?”
First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros ~ The Cruel Prince
On a drowsy Sunday afternoon, a man in a long dark coat hesitated in front of a house on a tree-lined street. He hadn’t parked a car, nor had he come by taxi. No neighbor had seen him strolling along the sidewalk. He simply appeared, as if stepping between one shadow and the next.
First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros ~ Fairday Morrow and the Talking Library
Fairday Morrow woke to a loud crack of thunder. As she bolted upright in bed, her gray eyes flew open. Rain pelted against the window. Electricity charged the air. Lightning flashed, and she saw the old willow tree in the her backyard lurching wildly. A whip-like branch smashed the glass and the storm raged into her room. BOOM!
First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros ~ Almost Midnight/Kindred Spirits
Tonight, the Titans will run.
I can see their eyes glowing red from my hard-won place outside the fence. Grown men jostle me from both sides, sloshing pints of beer, hollering over one another as they place last-minute bets. The moon dips low in the sky, lured by grumbled curses and bare-knuckle fights and cigarettes pinched between dirtied fingertips.
First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros ~ The Great Chocoplot
‘In six days there will be no more chocolate in the world… ever!’
That’s what it said on The Seven Show.
Jelly had nearly reached the next level of Zombie Puppy Dash, but hearing this made her plunge the pink puppy into a huge tank of zombie dog food.
First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros ~ The Porridge of Knowledge
Grandad was missing. It was the third time this month he’d gone missing; the fourth if you counted the time Milk found him snoozing in his armchair, buried under a pile of old newspapers. But that didn’t really count as missing, because on that occasion he hadn’t even left the house.
First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros ~ Jumꓭlec∀t
Do you ever think that something isn’t quite right? That the people you live with, your family, may not be your family after all? That maybe, just maybe, there was a colossal mix-up in the hospital when you were a baby and you ended with a bunch of revolting oddbods who couldn’t possibly be related to you?
This is something Billy Slipper thought about every day.
First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros ~ Otherworld
There are guys online who swear it was heaven. They still sit around like a bunch of old geezers, swapping tales of epic storms, monstrous beasts and grisly battles. Talk to any gamer in their twenties and at some point they’ll say: “You’re too young to get it. You never saw Otherworld.”
First Chapter First Paragraph Tuesday Intros ~ The Real McCoys