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    Horror First Line Game

    Sci-Fi/Fantasy has been partying in awesome for months. How come y'all don't have one of these first line games? Horror is like the crossroads between SF and Thriller.

    The game: Write only one line, and make it a compelling line that moves the reader forward. No run-ons.

    Make it IMMEDIATELY and OBVIOUSLY horror.

    The example we use in SF/F is the first line of Kafka's Metamorphosis. "Grigor Samsa woke up to discover he had turned into a cockroach."

    For Horror? Hm. I don't know any offhand.

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    "The first time I did it, her blood tasted like sweet cherry pudding."
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    The teeth were the only thing I had time to notice, at least two inches long and leaving a trail of drool on my window.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clio View Post
    Jane grinned at me, and for a moment I thought she was still alive.
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