This month, our authors’ obsessions with death and the bizarre continue. To submit a first line to BookLife, email

Kiss’d by D.C. Reep and E.A. Allen

I wonder if Aunt Connie will want me to join her weekly séances this summer.

Braineater Jones by Stephen Kozeniewski

I woke up dead this morning.

George and the Rabbit by Daniel Ogilvie

She looked like a broken doll.

Kindred Intentions by Rita Carla Francesca Monticelli

She saw Mike’s head turn, before hearing the muffled sound of a gunshot.

Heavenly Father by H.L. Grey

Dearest and most generous reader: The following will offend pretty much everyone in the world.

Finding Claire by Pamela Humphrey

The night I woke up in the back of a van with my hands bound, my whole world changed.