It’s Friday, so you know what that means. It’s #FirstLineFriday! Also, it’s a week till my birthday! I’ll be twenty-three years old. Wow. Twenty-three. And what have I done with my life?

Anyway, if you don’t know what #FirstLineFriday is, let me break it down for you. On Fridays, you:

  1. Create a post on your blog titled #FirstLineFriday, hashtag and all.
  2. Explain the rules like I’m doing now.
  3. Post the first one or two lines of a possible story, a story in progress, or a completed or published work.
  4. Ask your readers for feedback and encourage them to try #FirstLineFriday on their own blogs (tagging is encouraged but not necessary).

This week’s entry is obvious. I’m doing the first lines of Video Rage, which came out two days ago. And I know what you’re thinking. “Didn’t he already do Video Rage a while back?” Yeah, but it’s my blog, and I do what I want here. Enjoy:

The sunbaked concrete and metal shimmered in the hundred-plus degree heat, the many cars and trucks reflecting light off their chrome bodies like blinding beasts zooming down the highway. As truckers listened to country and rock music and children played video games on the backs of their parents’ car seats, some occasionally looked out to see a marvel of the modern world on the road.

Thoughts? Let’s discuss in the comments below.

And if you’re interested, why not try #FirstLineFriday on your own blog? It’s a lot of fun, simple to do, and it makes for great practice with openings for stories. In fact, I think I’ll tag someone just to show them how fun it is. Let’s see…I choose Damyanti Biswas of Daily (write). Congrats Damyanti, you’ve been tagged. Please do your own #FirstLineFriday either today or next week. Good luck, and have fun with it.

Also, if you’re interested in reading either Video Rage or Reborn City, the first book in the series, I’ll include the links at the end of this post.It’s the story of a street gang in a dystopian futuristic city-state and the mysterious connection between the gang’s superpowered leaders and the city’s powerful leaders. The novels contain themes of prejudice, drug addiction, and overcoming what others think of you.

And if you do decide to read the books, please let me know what you think. Positive or negative, I love feedback, and it improves my skills as a writer knowing what people liked or didn’t like.

That’s all for now. I’m planning on having dinner with friends tonight, and if I can get up on time, I’ll go to an ice cream social tomorrow at my synagogue (Saturday mornings are hard for me). I hope you guys have a good one as well. Until next time, my Followers of Fear.

Reborn City:  AmazonCreatespace, Barnes & NobleiBooksSmashwords, and Kobo

Video Rage: Amazon, Kindle, CreatespaceBarnes & Noble, iBooks, Smashwords, and Kobo

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