I saw this thread idea in another genre and thought it would be fun to have one here! The rules go as follows:
- Post the first paragraph or first few lines of your story.
- Rate the paragraph above yours BEFORE posting your own with a “Yes, I would read on” or “No. I would not read on” and give the author some feedback on why or why not.
- Be respectful and do not share a link to your own story
I’ll start us off!
From my book Dancing With Sin
I would argue that every person on Earth has a moment they can pinpoint in their lives as The Great Something.
The Great Something refers to some pivotal event in a person’s life that changed the course of their existence from that juncture on. The Something itself doesn’t have to be great. It often isn’t. The Something could be heartbreaking, devastating, astonishing, exciting; the list could go on and on. All that matters is that the Something is life-altering.
The Great Something has to be so memorable that you instinctively know from the second it happens, that who you are from that event on will be irrevocably redesigned, whether it be for better or worse.
Standing exactly as I was in our shared bedroom, I knew that this was about to be my Great Something.