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I don't think these sentences are worded to their best advantage. There is some key information presented but it's coming across rather muddled. Maybe try some rewording.
Erm...it might be more of a grab if you'd clarify 'interruptions' with a more exciting word, like "attacks" or "kidnappings" or whatever works with your story. The first sentence is just so vague.
Oh, and the original and inestimable Miss Snark always said never to use "had been"; just say "were" or something similar.
The wording is odd and weakens the writing, but the voice is fun and I'd read a bit more before deciding.
Just open with the attack.
Too much tell, not enough to make me care. And WTF font?
"and surprise" <- I think you meant 'element of surprise'. I sat here for a second wondering how surprise and fury went together in a good way. I would read on a little bit to see who's been meeting at Coney Island.
Based on the first two sentences, I'd start out with action. Show the fury and surprise. Don't tell us.You need a more exciting word than interruptions.
I'm assuming this involves creatures? I think you could clarify, or just state what's going on as the vagueness is putting me off.I might read on to find out who the intruders are and what kind of meeting is taking place.
I feel like I'm in the middle of the story and have missed something, rather than the beginning. I might read on a little more to see if it keeps my attention. But these two don't interest me enough alone.
Not hooked yet, sorry. There's no sense of a narrator at all, and the first line is all backstory, not present tension.
The "had been" threw me out right away. I also find this a bit too vague and rudderless. Depending upon your POV character and where this is going, you could create tension and suspense by mentioning some small, extraordinary detail of the meeting (a clock ticking like a bomb, the eerie quiet just before the attack, a particularly forceful line of dialogue, etc.). Or, you could just start with the invaders rushing into the meeting, which would give you an opportunity to SHOW the element of surprise and fury they had on their side.I suspect these two lines make perfect sense to someone who knows the story, but they're just a bit too close to the vest for those of us who don't -- either a smidgen too early or too late in the scene, IMO.
Hmmm, yeah, I’ll bite. I’m intrigued enough to ask what the meetings are for and who these angry intruders are. It sounds like a physical attack, which could be interesting and if I had to guess, I would think they were not of the human sort. Good hook.
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