It's a Horror…

It's a Horror…
July 27, 2012 31 Comments Writing Stephanie Ayers

The grit of the African air hit him as soon as he landed. The open side of the helicopter did nothing to conceal this grit, and the wind from the blades started…

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So, there you have it. The first 33 words of my NaNo novel (Toxic Lucidity) from last November. No, it’s not finished yet (yes! I’m a slacker), but Trifecta said they wanted it, so that’s what they get.

So, what are the first 33 words of YOUR novel?

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Stephanie Ayers A published author with a knack for twisted tales, Stephanie Ayers is the Executive Creative Director of OWS Ink, LLC, a community for writers and readers alike. She loves a good thriller, fairies, things that go bump in the night, and sappy stories. When she is not writing, she can be found in Creative Cloud designing book covers and promotional graphics for authors.
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  1. 31 Comments

    Libby

    Hey SAM! Sounds like an adventure – and I am a sucker for adventures 🙂

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      SAM

      Oh there’s plenty of adventure in store…if I ever finish it. LOL

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    Carrie

    I rewrote the first few sentences for Rachel for this. To be posted shortly 🙂

    Damn, reminds me I still have to work on MY NaNo…sigh…

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      SAM

      Yeah I did a teensy bit of editing. I had 5 to choose from, and this one seemed the most exciting/different. I need to work on my opening lines…

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    Renada Styles

    there’s so much left open with this line!

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    Marie

    I can almost hear the helicopter blades whipping away!

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    jannatwrites

    This sounds like an interesting setting. You have me wondering what brought him to Africa in the first place.

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      SAM

      The next few 100 words don’t leave you guessing, and it dives right in to the horror, but would you expect anything less?

      Thank you so much for your feedback!

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    littlewonder2

    I love the senses that are invoked right away, like you’re just jumping head first into another world…

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      SAM

      Well thanks!! Maybe its better than I thought. 🙂

      Sent from my iPad

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    Gina

    I might just feel grit in my teeth now too. So is this an adventure trip or will it be trouble? Trouble, I hope!

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      SAM

      Definitely trouble!

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    Tara R.

    I could just feel the heat and sand… there are so many places this could go.

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    kgwaite

    Grit in the teeth; wind in the hair; and wondering…why is he there?

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    hypercryptical

    Lots of exciting stuff to follow by the sound of it!

    Anna :o] at http://puzzelicious.blogspot.com

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    Annabelle

    Even more fun to know there’s a real novel behind this one! I’m totally curious as to what kind of horror this turns into.

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      SAM

      Someday you will get your answer. 😉

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    Sandra

    I sense a lot of material to be showcased by all the grit in the air… Very interesting opening!

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      SAM

      Thank you. There certainly is a lot of grit to the story, anyway.

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    trifectawriting

    Thanks so much for linking up this weekend. I’m with the other commenter who said that this is even more exciting, knowing that the novel is already written. Good stuff here! Do you plan on doing NaNo again this year? I’ve done it twice before, but skipped last year. I think I’ve regretted it every day since. 🙂 But Trifecta was launched then, and it seemed too much at once. This year, I’m all over it. I think. 🙂

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      SAM

      I do. I have a few stories in mind, but not sure which one is going to win out. Not every story in my head can produce 50K words, LOL. This will be my third year doing it.If you do decide to do it, let me know. I’ll cheer you along.

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    The Gal Herself

    This is gonna be an adventure, not a pleasure trip, I can tell. Very evocative.

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      SAM

      Yes, it is quite an adventure. Thank you for stopping in!

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    Cameron

    Visions of safaris and danger brewing already…

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      SAM

      You’ve actually read some of the parts of it, too. 😉

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