This month we’ve got ice cream, murder, and looks that kill. To submit a first line, email

Tigra II by R.J. Leahy

“The albino was not happy.”

Mage’s Apprentice by Sean Fletcher

“On the day her parents were murdered, Aspen discovered ice cream.”

Uncle and Ants by Marc Jedel

“Be careful what you wish for when you’re ten years old because it just might come true.”

The Reclusive Writer & Reader of Bandra: Essays by Fiza Pathan

“My father didn’t want me because I was a girl.”

Iras of the Empire by Lynne Bergero

“She saw it with her eyes closed.”

No Good Deed by Jeanette A. Fratto

“If looks could kill, I’d be dead, and Selena Carson would be arrested for murder.”