First Sentences Meme.

Over on good ol’ Facebook, the fantastic Elizabeth Anne Mitchell tagged me on a writing meme. And of course I can’t refuse a writing meme! It’s a new one I haven’t come across, where you simply post the first sentence of the first three chapters of your WIP. Naturally, I wanted to take the chance to capitalize on promoting Soulless, but I’ll do a bonus and include a Serpent in a Cage section, too!

The Slayer Saga: Soulless.

Chapter One: The carriage rumbled through the mountain, shaking from all the ruts and rocks scattered across the rough road.

Chapter Two: While it was certainly strange to be pampered, the Slayer found it surprisingly refreshing to be bathed, then resting on a large, soft bed.

Chapter Three: Only once in her entire life had the Slayer slept so deeply, when she had been exhausted and frightened beneath an old wooden cart.

Serpent in a Cage.

Chapter One: The sweltering heat, the buzzing insects, the jangling music and the murmuring of voices all blended together numbed Locke Mandrake Battarack’s poor brain and rendered him sluggish and useless.

Chapter Two: It did not take long for Locke and Gilferen to realize that the chase had gotten them utterly and completely turned around.

Chapter Three: The irritation over the flippant serving woman and the discovery of a bogus theft was nothing compared to Locke’s fury at this unexpected company.

And because I’m obsessed with these meme and I figure, why not? Here are the first sentences from the first three stories in my current collection, Bowlful of Bunnies:

Dragon Rising: Possom, Rabbit and Prairie Dog had all gone to the river to do the washing, and I had followed them to watch.

Lilacs: Margaret was five years old, and the only people who called her Margaret were her mother and her doctors.

The Wartburg Incident: In this grey stronghold, my solitude is heavy and burdensome.

So, what do you think? Of course, all memes “require” you to tag people to pass it along, but I hate doing that, so guess what? If they’re reading this, consider yourself tagged! Got a book or a WIP you want to share a little bit more of? Go ahead and steal this for your blogs. I’d love to read them!

Happy writing! And thanks again, Elizabeth!


  1. Wow, L.S., thanks for the abundance of first sentences! I recognized the Bowlful of Bunnies stories, but you’ve whetted my appetite for Serpent in a Cage and Soulless.

    I really love this meme, too. I just might have to dust off some of my other WIPs too.

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