6th First Line Contest Winners
After sifting through more than 1,000
entries, we're excited to announce the winners of the
6th first line contest and the 2016 first lines:
Spring 2016: "Unfortunately,
there is no mistake," she said, closing the file.
- Julia Offen
Summer 2016: By the fifteenth month
of the drought, the lake no longer held her secrets.
- Julie Thi Underhill
Fall 2016: Mrs. Morrison was too
busy to die.
- Victoria Phelps
Winter 2016: In the six years I spent
tracking David Addley, it never occurred to me that
he didn't exist.
- Aysha Akhtar
But wait, there's more. We felt several
sentences that were submitted as first lines would have
made great last lines, and since we needed a last line
for the third issue of The Last Line, we decided
to pick one more sentence. We chose the following to
be the last line for the 2016 issue:
Issue 3 of The
It was hard to accept that from now on everyone would
look at her differently.
- Adele Gammon
Thanks to everyone who participated!