Lucky me!! I entered the Santa Barbara Writers Conference “Best First Line” Contest and won with the opening to Cry Havoc:
Lieutenant L.A. Franco glanced at her Timex. Eight fifteen and already ninety in the shade. She watched her rookie detective prowl the scene. The kid’s first homicide, and wouldn’t it have to be a dead man sitting naked in an ’88 Caddy with a headless chicken in his lap.
Thanks for the vote of confidence and I hope to see lots of peeps at the conference in June.
That is indeed a killer first line. You deserved the win!!!