The first line of a story can be a tricky one. How do you start to hook people in without making the sentence convoluted or clunky?
Well have a go with the picture above.
And we had 17 great entries. Some of our favourites were:
"Do you think the table will ever come back?"
by George Wicker
"The whales had returned. It must be summer."
'After what the four of them had been through the crashing of the waves was the only thing they could really count on.'
by GO! Smell the Flowers
But the WINNER is :
Years and experience had made them unapologetic survivors; now there were four, each carrying a secret they'd deposited into the sea.
by Niki Aguirre who somewhat appropriately released her debut book of short fiction 29 Ways to Drown last November.
Well done Niki a £50 Amazon voucher is on the way.
Photo Credit: Natasha Hirtzel