khriskin: (Unquiet Bones)
The following are the first lines from all of the original fiction postings from the August 2008. These are friends-locked posts sorted under my Writing filter, as I have no desire to spam those on my flist who aren't interested. *grin*

Please comment on this post in order to be added to the filter or check out my archive: Unquiet Bones (www.UnquietBones.com).

Note: The number is the date of the entry and the stuff in parenthesis is the genre and/or working title of the universe in which the story snippit took place.

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11 - Good may have won the day, but Evil cannot be killed, only contained. (Fantasy)

9 - The river was half crusted with ice, the snow trampled where various wildlife and villagers had come for water. (Fantasy; Traveling Songs)

6 - It wasn't healthy, but she couldn't bring herself to give up what little hope had made it through the war. (A Candle in the Window; Fantasy)

5 - It's grown while he was gone, enveloping the house in coppery-green leaves glinting in fading sunlight. (Ashes of the Fire; Fantasy)

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khriskin: (The Unforgotten Country)



The following are the first lines from all of the original fiction postings from the July 2008. These are friends-locked posts sorted under my Writing filter, as I have no desire to spam those on my flist who aren't interested. *grin*

Please comment on this post in order to be added to the filter or check out my archive: The Unforgotten Country over at EverydayDragons.com.

Note: The number is the date of the entry and the stuff in parenthesis is the genre and/or working title of the universe in which the story snippit took place.

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30 - "I am-- mm, forgetful." (Science Fiction; The Rabbit Who Ate the Moon)
24 - The very first First was nothing more than an accident. (Science Fiction; The Rabbit Who Ate the Moon)
23 - The first day he wakes up enough to focus on something other than the pain, he realizes the First has bound him to a raft. (Science Fiction; The Rabbit Who Ate the Moon)
21 - In an age of rampant computer use, space ships, and sentient machines, you'd think they'd have done away with paperwork. (Science Fiction; Carson and Ship)
20 - There's a thunderstorm creeping along the edge of the horizon, and if she concentrates she can catch the faintest whiff of rain. (Fantasy)
17 - She spends the first month along the shore, following the pod as it works it's way along the lake. (Science Fiction; The Rabbit Who Ate the Moon)
16 - There is noise and then there is song, and while it's a fine line between the two, Soya was pretty sure Til had wandered irrecoverably into noise. (Fantasy)
14 - "I am the death of hope!" (Fantasy)
1 - It isn't fog, though it looks so from far enough away. (Science Fiction)

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khriskin: (Unquiet Bones)
The following are the first lines from all of the original fiction postings from the June 2008. These are friends-locked posts sorted under my Writing filter, as I have no desire to spam those on my flist who aren't interested. *grin*

Please comment on this post in order to be added to the filter or check out my archive: Unquiet Bones (www.UnquietBones.com).

Note: The number is the date of the entry and the stuff in parenthesis is the genre and/or working title of the universe in which the story snippit took place.

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20 - There's a rock near the shore of a green-blue sea, and every night when the tide rolls in she perches on it, just high enough above the waves that she can see to the top of the hill. (Fantasy)
19 - "Alright, so think about it like this: if you don't do what I want, I'm going to kill your dog." (No Category)
14 - Time travel in an of itself wasn't that hard, it was dealing with the invariable slip-ups that caused problems. (Science Fiction)
13 - The world was full of things that 'should not be', that pinged the senses as inherently wrong, inherently divine. (Fantasy)
12 - "Could you at least pretend to be embarrassed?" (Real-world/Urban Fantasy)
11 - The one mercy is that it's not a wasting sickness, the infected are dead in twenty-four hours. (Science Fiction)
10 - Once long ago and far away, there was a young girl who was heading off into the world to make her fortune, even though it's not very original of her. (Fantasy)
9 - "Rather an-," he searched frantically for a less insulting word than 'uninspired' and finally had to settle on "-unpleasant way to die, don't you think?" (Real-word/Urban Fantasy)
8 - A week was a long time to wait for anything, but when you're sitting around twiddling your thumbs and waiting for rescue... it seemed like forever. (Fantasy; The Nine Kingdoms)
7 - Very little was left to be said, at least what could be said in mixed company, but she felt like she had to keep trying. (Fantasy)
6 - "There are worse things than happy endings." (Real-word/Urban Fantasy; Into Darkness)
5 - "Is there anything you wanted?" (Science Fiction)
4 - To humans, all Goldens look alike. (Fantasy, Songs of the Summer God)
3 - "Everything dies, sooner or later, we just got it over with a bit earlier than most." (Fantasy)
2. There's a trail through the low desert --where the scrub brushes still outnumber the cacti and there's life under every shadow-- but it never leads the same way twice. (Fantasy)
1. When he looks up from his book, there's a shadow on the lake, cast from a cloudless sky. (Horror/Dark Fantasy)


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khriskin: (The Unforgotten Country)



The following are the first lines from all of the original fiction postings from the May 2008. These are friends-locked posts sorted under my Writing filter, as I have no desire to spam those on my flist who aren't interested. *grin*

Please comment on this post in order to be added to the filter or check out my archive: The Unforgotten Country over at EverydayDragons.com.

Note: The number is the date of the entry and the stuff in parenthesis is the genre and/or working title of the universe in which the story snippit took place.

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29 - Cassian was the first were Matt had ever really met. (Realworld/Urban Fantasy; Everyday Wolves)
28 - "So," David eyed the assembled teenage caped crusaders with something akin to alarm, "I don't suppose anyone outside of the fictitious Iron Man is concerned about PPE?" (Realworld/Urban Fantasy)
27 - "I only bit him a little." (Real-world/Urban Fantasy)
26 - When the ship left, four Advisors remained behind. (Blackguards and Plaster Saints)
25 - Liz carefully surveyed her reflection in the mirror, it wasn't often that she got a chance to prepare for a first contact. (Science Fiction, Apocafic!)
20 - Twin Ponds was a tiny town, but it had always been tiny; little more than a collection of houses in the midst of unbounded prairie. (Science Fiction; Blackguards and Plaster Saints)
16 - Oracle jars are a living necromancy; half stasis pod, half organic computer. (Horror/Dark Fantasy; Rise and Walk)
14 - "Tell me a story." (MuseFic)
13 - "I can't believe I let you talk me into this." (Realworld/Urban Fantasy)
12 - Highways wound through the abandoned countryside like fractures, carving the land into easily defined territories. (Science Fiction)
11 - "Kindly put that down and step away from the particle accelerator." (Fantasy/Superhero)
10 - Loss is something you can't escape on the plains. (Fantasy)
9 - Oddly enough, battling evil didn't seem to actually require any combat skills. (Urban Fantasy; Tales of the Drunken Unicorn)
8 - He isn't a man yet --isn't real in the eyes of the Family-- so when he follows them into the caves, they say nothing. (Horror/Dark Fantasy)
7 - Wynne wasn't sure what she'd expected, after all she'd never been out of the city back in her world, but it certainly wasn't the rambling white-washed expanse of the Sheppard's compound. (Fantasy; The Nine Kingdoms)
6 - "It's been three days, we should have heard something by now, right?" (Urban Fantasy; Everyday Wolves)
5 - For the first week they were awake, the ship's inhabitants simply let them wander. (Science Fiction; Blackguards and Plaster Saints)
4 - "Did it occur to anyone to at least check and see if I was still breathing?" (Urban Fantasy)
3 - "So this is a dream." (Urban Fantasy; Everyday Wolves)
2 - A story isn't supposed to start with 'And they all lived happily ever after'. (Fantasy)
1 - Jack sat in the beanbag chair in Sam's dorm room watching her gather what appeared to be completely random items. (Urban Fantasy; Tales of the Drunken Unicorn)

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khriskin: (The Unforgotten Country)



The following are the first lines from all of the original fiction postings from the April 2008. These are friends-locked posts sorted under my Writing filter, as I have no desire to spam those on my flist who aren't interested. *grin*

Please comment on this post in order to be added to the filter or check out my archive: The Unforgotten Country over at EverydayDragons.com.

Note: The number is the date of the entry and the stuff in parenthesis is the genre and/or working title of the universe in which the story snippit took place.

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29 - Once upon a time there was a city by the sea. (Fantasy)
28 - Werewolves were supposed to be lucky, although Simon wasn't quite sure who'd decided that fact. (Urban Fantasy; Everyday Wolves)
25 - Dev had wanted to be a knight since he was old enough to swing sticks and imagine monsters. (Fantasy)
22 - "Better you than me, and I mean that in the nicest way possible." (Science Fiction; Starcrossed)
14 - It worried her, more than anything else, how easily she fell into the rhythms of the cultures she adopted. (Science Fiction)
13 - If this had been a proper fairy tale story Shea would have had a magical companion animal or wise mentor by now. (Fantasy)
10 - John woke up one morning to find that he'd been replaced. (Science Fiction)
9 - Laughter was a welcome change from the emptiness of the plains. (Fantasy)
4 - "Unless the world is ending in the next-" she glanced at the timer, "-four minutes, then I'm busy." (Fantasy)
2 - There was a solace in the pain she hadn't expected to find. (Dark Fantasy/Horror; Rise and Walk)
1 - Sitting here staring into the stars, remembering how little I'd thought of traveling from one planet to another --one system to another-- and now I was here, stuck dirtside forever... on purpose. (Science Fiction; Carson and Ship)

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khriskin: (The Unforgotten Country)



The following are the first lines from all of the original fiction postings from the March 2008. These are friends-locked posts sorted under my Writing filter, as I have no desire to spam those on my flist who aren't interested. *grin*

Please comment on this post in order to be added to the filter or check out my archive: The Unforgotten Country over at EverydayDragons.com.

Note: The number is the date of the entry and the stuff in parenthesis is the genre and/or working title of the universe in which the story snippit took place.

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19 - "Caron, I--" (Science Fiction; Carson and Ship)
18 - Ten percent of the population was twenty percent of my friends. (Science Fiction; Blackguards and Plaster Saints)
17 - There was a saying once --long ago when my mother's mother's mother was just a child-- that only in the darkness can you know light.(Fantasy)
8 - "Look, you're the one that wanted something short, sweet, and accomplishable in a weekend."(Musefic)

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khriskin: (The Unforgotten Country)



The following are the first lines from all of the original fiction postings from the February 2008. These are friends-locked posts sorted under my Writing filter, as I have no desire to spam those on my flist who aren't interested. *grin*

Please comment on this post in order to be added to the filter or check out my archive: The Unforgotten Country over at EverydayDragons.com.

Note: The number is the date of the entry and the stuff in parenthesis is the genre and/or working title of the universe in which the story snippit took place.

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27 - The problem with going where no one had gone before was that the folks back home demanded detailed reports. (Carson and Ship)
19 - "I require the parasite."
18 - Heroes were princes and farmboys, thieves and wizards, orphans and castaways.
15 - It was a helper nanite, a medical cleaner that disposed of organic waste, but they'd programmed it wrong.
12 - The Hounds of Winter were a proud tradition of the Little Kingdom; a long line of noble knights who kept the citizens safe from all intruders. (The Hounds of Winter)
8 - I have time in abundance-- in spades, if you will.
6 - The Binder had saved her life. (Songs of the Summer God)
5 - It was one of those things that only happened on TV; a five passenger plane crash in the midst of the Rocky Mountains where everyone survived.
4 - The last thing Samantha had expected when she went to Delta Sigma Phi's Halloween Party was that she'd end up the proud owner of a magical companion animal. (Tales of the Drunken Unicorn)
3 - It's the night before the exodus --two hours, five minutes and counting-- and there's nothing left to do. (Blackguards and Plaster Saints)
1 - No one had slept. (Blackguards and Plaster Saints)

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khriskin: (The Unforgotten Country)



The following are the first lines from all of the original fiction postings from the February 2008. These are friends-locked posts sorted under my Writing filter, as I have no desire to spam those on my flist who aren't interested. *grin*

Please comment on this post in order to be added to the filter or check out my archive: The Unforgotten Country over at EverydayDragons.com.

Note: The number is the date of the entry and the stuff in parenthesis is the genre and/or working title of the universe in which the story snippit took place.

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30 - At first all she could see were the mice. (Real-world/Urban Fantasy; The One With the Mice)
29 - It wasn't the sort of thing that won awards. (Real-world/Urban Fantasy; The One With the Mice)
23 - The Black Horse of Eolian wasn't a horse, in that same rippling way that Moonstar wasn't a unicorn and Gray wasn't a man. (Fantasy; The Gate to Fenrith Lei)
21 - Nessie (who's name was really a sonic rumble too deep for human ears) had no concept of time. (Science Fiction)
18 - There's a trick to it, a complex flick of the fingers that teases secrets from the breeze. (Fantasy; Kazimar)
17 - It wasn't every day the Devil owed you a favor. (Real-world/Urban Fantasy)
16 - Magic had spoiled humanity. (Science Fiction)
11 - It had taken her years to learn how to play, to sort notes from noise and spit them back in equations pleasing to the ear. (Science Fiction; Carson and Ship)
10 - This would normally be where my survival instincts kick in, right about the point where it starts being more about 'how many bones are getting broken' and less about 'can I talk my way out of this?' (Fantasy)
7 - There are two brother suns in Kazimar. (Fantasy; Kazimar)
4 - [Two late-twenties guys tromping along in the snow-covered suburbs of, erm, someplace or other, on their way to the Starbucks] (Real-world/Urban Fantasy; Everyday Wolves)
2 - The grim reality was that humans couldn't kill dragons. (Fantasy)

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