A warm, enthusiastic THANK YOU to all our brave, dedicated fellow writers who have opted to share their first pages with us.
Now, pretend you are in your favorite bookstore, double latte in one hand. You are perusing this and that bookshelf, picking up the titles that spark your interest.
You read the first page of each story you pick up, and wham! It's either grabbed you by the heartstrings and half your brain, or it leaves you flat.
It's that initial impression that you need to leave in the comment boxes of the first pages posted here today. Post a resounding YES if the page has left you panting for more. Post a tactful NO if it didn't -- and please share why.
I know I don't have to remind you to be kind. You never know when you might be next on the chopping block.
Okay! Without further ado...