#FirstLineFriday #GiveawayContest #FreeDownloads

It’s BAAA-AAACK!  #FirstLineFriday, our little quiz designed to help us appreciate some of the best opening lines in literary history, has returned. For today at least. (I’m going to do my best to catch up on things here at The Write Stuff, but I’m still not at 100%, so bear with me, if you would, thanks). From the classics of long ago to the latest best-sellers, everything is fair game on #FirstLineFriday, and I have an oldie but a goodie for you today.

As always, the rules are simple:

  1. Be one of the first five people to email me before the game ends at 4:00pm, with the title and author of the correct book. 
  2. Do not reply here on the blog. Email only: marciameara16@gmail.com
  3. Honor System applies. No Googling, please.
  4. Submissions end at 4:00 P.M. EST, or when I receive 5 correct answers, whichever comes first.
  5. Winners who live in the U.S.may request a free download of any one of my books for themselves, or for someone of their choice. OR, if they’ve read all of the offered books, they may request a free download of my next publication.
  6. Winners who live elsewhere may request a PDF file of the same books, since, sadly, Amazon won’t let me gift you from the site.

And now, the moment you’ve been waiting for! Put on your thinking caps, because here’s today’s opening line:

“Like the brief doomed flare of exploding suns that registers dimly on blind men’s eyes, the beginning of the horror passed almost unnoticed; in the shriek of what followed, in fact, was forgotten and perhaps not connected to the horror at all.” 

Remember, email answers only, please. Thanks! And now off I go to await your guesses. 

18 thoughts on “#FirstLineFriday #GiveawayContest #FreeDownloads

    • Thanks, Jeanne! I’m going to go slowly and not tax my still-lagging energy level, but I’m happy to get #FirstLineFriday up and running again, at least. 😀 This is a tricky one, but I’ll guarantee you’ve heard of this book. Stay tuned! 😀 ❤

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    • Aw, thanks, Darlene. I knew this was where I’d start as soon as I was feeling a bit more “peppy.” (If you could see how I’m dragging, you wouldn’t call it very peppy, but everything is relative. 😀 ) Hope you get it right! 😀 Good luck!

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    • Thanks, Harmony! I knew I had to start with this series when I felt up to posting anything again, so here it is! Glad you’re happy to see it return. You’ll definitely recognize this title, I have no doubt, but honestly, I wouldn’t have been able to pinpoint that line, either. I love it, though. 😀 Stay tuned for the reveal later. ❤


    • Aw, you should have just made a guess, Priscilla. No penalty for guessing wrong, and I don’t even care how many times you guess, either, as long as you don’t Google it. See. You’d have won!! But shhh. Don’t tell anybody else what you discovered, just in case they figure it out on their own. 😀 Next time, don’t be afraid to guess. I haven’t ever posted wrong guesses and made fun of them. Yet. 😀 😀 😀


    • Sadly, no one else did, either, Bette! As hugely popular as both this book and the film version were, still that opening line didn’t ring a bell for anyone but Priscilla. (I wish she’d taken a guess. She’d have won!) But it was a hard one, for sure. 🙂

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