Nathan Bransford is hosting the Third Sort-of-Annual Stupendously Ultimate First Paragraph Challenge.
I submitted my first "paragraph" from my WIP, Versus the Bounty. I combined the first three sections into one paragraph, but I like the way they look separate. (I'm all about white space when reading. My eyes hurt when things are all shoved together in long paragraphs.)
Here is the first section for those interested:
Las Vegas, Nevada, the Controlled Union of States
February 16, 2042
I knew. I knew the moment I killed him what would happen but, at the same time, it was worth it.
The second the bullet hit his skull, an image was snapped. As the bullet passed through his frontal lobe, the data was processed and the probability of his survival was calculated. In his parietal lobe, the likelihood was resolved as low and, as it exited through his occipital lobe, a document was developed. The chip in my head was scanned for my identity. His was scanned too. By the time the metal cracked through the back of his skull, a message was sent out to two recipients.
My name fell onto a screen as if the characters were nothing more than letters strung together. Behind my name were the words “attempted murder” and then, he fell to the ground, his heart stopped beating, blood and brain matter spattered the ground behind him and beneath him. The screen added the word, “confirmed.”
I stood above him… as the video of me ran on a live feed. I couldn’t bring myself to regret my actions. If ever a man deserved to be dead….
Then, I was running for my life because, the chances were, I was already dead.
Speaking of contests, the Shelley contest finishes this week.
Also... my brother sent me a link to this contest... which is open to everyone.