To enter the contest, all you have to do is read the excerpt below from my fictional short story that will be included in the FIFTY FIRST TIMES: NEW ADULT ANTHOLOGY releasing with Avon Impulse on December 10, 2013.
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AND leave a comment either writing a creative next line in the story or...you know, whatever else you want to say in the comments.
AND leave your email address in your comment
Winner will be chosen by random number selected by one of my fellow anthology authors.
Winner will receive a personalized signed hardcover copy of TEMPEST. Open internationally. Contest ends tomorrow at 11:59pm (CDT) on Saturday, September 21, 2013
Now onto the excerpt, this is page #1 of my story....
DAYLIGHT: A FIFTY FIRST TIMES STORY by Julie Cross (me)
Jack slides the key into the doorknob of his tiny apartment above my father’s church. His fingers still and he turns to me, “Are you sure you wouldn’t rather be at a hotel?”
“That’s so not us.” I twist the ring around my left finger. It’s foreign to my body, but in the same way a new pet is foreign to a person’s home. It represents work and responsibility, but somehow you know that it will eventually become a part of you.
Jack’s already a part of me. It’s just the ring that’s new.
A wave of fear and dread sweep over me as Jack’s gaze meets mine. If tomorrow morning is the last time I see him, if he doesn’t come home from his mission, this room that has held nothing but comfort for me, will never look the same.