Success only flourishes in perseverance -- ceaseless, restless perseverance.
--Baron Manfred Von Richtofen

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

First Paragraph Contest

You've probably heard about Nathan Bransford's First Paragraph Contest going on this week. I decided, what the heck? Might as well enter. Here's my paragraph:

No tree grew in the Black City; no bushes, no flowers, no blade of grass. Not even a single scraggly weed penetrated the endless stretch of bevakm. Ripping the bevakm out was back-breaking work, especially without an overskin, but Peter didn't mind. He would have torn it out with his bare hands if he had to.

That's from the novel I'm working on now, called The Ransomed Returning. Any good? I guess time will tell...

12 comments:

Diana Paz said...

It's interesting. I'm curious about where it leads and what it means... good luck!

mcdmonkie said...

I like it!

mcdmonkie said...

Oh, that was me, Linz

L.T. Elliot said...

Good luck to you! Crossin' my fingers for you.

Roni @ FictionGroupie said...

I like your paragraph. I entered the contest too. It's amazing how many entries he's gotten. Good luck!

Carolyn V. said...

Awesome 1st paragraph! I'm also going to enter. Good luck everyone!

Rosslyn Elliott said...

That's an intriguing paragraph. I wouldn't be able to resist reading more just to find out what an overskin is.

Nisa said...

It definitely begs for answers! I think it's great! Good luck!

Shelli said...

good luck!

Jan Markley said...

Rock on!
I threw my paragraph into the hat as well.
Cheers, jan

Natalie Murphy said...

Interesting first paragraph! I'm with everyone else-- I'd keep reading!

Good luck!

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