For your consideration this month: smiling liars, birds falling from the sky, nasty tentacles, and the perfect breakfast burritto. To submit a first line, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gas Money by Troy Lewis
By the time Mumma turned 16, she had five kids and was still a virgin.
The Rose Master by Valentina Cano
The day I turned seventeen, birds fell from the sky.
Time Burrito by Aaron Frale
Chef Andre Pierre Jaramillo, or Pete for short, wanted to make the perfect breakfast burrito because his life was a mess.
Knot in Time by Alan Tucker
I had no idea what was chasing me, but I did not like the look of its tentacles.
Blindsided by Gwen Hernandez
Valerie Sanchez summoned her most dazzling smile and prepared to lie through her teeth.
Element 42 by Seeley James
The voice in my head returned when I stopped taking my meds.