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|rongeigle||“I noticed the barrel of the gun …”||12|
|tavvern||“I told him my body count was sixteen …”||10|
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|Chillwithalyssa||“The world is full of people who tolerate Vicky Elliot …”||6|
The elevator beeped as I pushed the button for the sixth floor, but after ten floors passed, I knew I wasn’t going up.
The most popular entry of the first week of Turning Tales leaves us with a sinking feeling. Something is wrong, and downwards has always been a suspicious direction. @RTGraver takes a mundane situation and, with minimal means, makes it terrifying.
I noticed the barrel of the gun when I bent over to tie my shoe.
This entry by @rongeigle ticks all the boxes: There is a sudden change, and there’s an incomplete puzzle. Who is threatening the protagonist from that unusual angle? Depending on genre, it could be an old partner in crime, crouching behind a car. Or a garden gnome, for all we know.
I told him my body count was sixteen, he told me his was 45, I had a feeling we weren’t talking about the same type of body count.
Sometimes the only change needed to catch our attention is a change of perspective. The third runner-up is irresistible. Right on, @tavvern!
Creating the perfect first sentence is notoriously hard, but you made it look easy. Congratulations, and keep on writing!
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