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A ruthless murder and a stolen shipment of gold.

At school, sixteen-year-old Nikaia Wales endures the taunts of bullies who call her a “half-breed.” At home, she worries about how her family will react if she reveals her growing feelings for the quiet boy next door.

Those are soon the least of her troubles. Nikaia discovers a hidden cache of gold, and when police find a corpse nearby, her father becomes a suspect. Worse, Elias Doyle is circling, hungry to avenge his brother’s death.

Nikaia desperately searches for clues to save her father. In her quest to find the killer, she learns about the power of family, friendship, and young love....

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Re: Competition! Write a character in one sentence...
« Reply #25 on: April 20, 2017, 10:34:48 AM »
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Re: Competition! Write a character in one sentence...
« Reply #26 on: April 20, 2017, 12:57:54 PM »
Professor Ploons claimed that evil originated in his kitchen while his wife was cooking a goat liver pudding.

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Re: Competition! Write a character in one sentence...
« Reply #27 on: April 20, 2017, 02:15:53 PM »
Exeter Folly believed in one thing: the art of the deal.

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Re: Competition! Write a character in one sentence...
« Reply #28 on: April 20, 2017, 02:44:18 PM »
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Re: Competition! Write a character in one sentence...
« Reply #29 on: April 21, 2017, 04:34:09 AM »
I'll bite. Link, please?

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Re: Competition! Write a character in one sentence...
« Reply #30 on: April 21, 2017, 04:34:59 AM »
Are you asking people to leave their answers here or on your site?

Here! Sorry if that wasn't clear.

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Re: Competition! Write a character in one sentence...
« Reply #31 on: April 21, 2017, 04:36:55 AM »
Also, do you have a link to update to the new version? I can't find one on the website.
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Re: Competition! Write a character in one sentence...
« Reply #32 on: April 21, 2017, 04:39:13 AM »
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Re: Competition! Write a character in one sentence...
« Reply #33 on: April 25, 2017, 03:28:36 AM »
Two weeks left on the competition!

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Re: Competition! Write a character in one sentence...
« Reply #34 on: April 25, 2017, 04:49:55 AM »
"Can you tell me that story again about the daddy who touched his daughter in her secret place?" little Jenny asked and reached under her pillow for the knife as her father moved his drunken face closer.

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Re: Competition! Write a character in one sentence...
« Reply #35 on: April 25, 2017, 07:22:28 AM »
Fingers laced across red stitches, twenty-four hopeful eyes fixed upon him, with his resolve set high and his aim found true, Cotts emptied his lungs, offered a prayer, and released the ball to the chorus of fifty-thousand cheers.

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Re: Competition! Write a character in one sentence...
« Reply #36 on: April 25, 2017, 06:13:08 PM »

"Objection Your Honor, considering my monetary compensation and my device's successful detonation, the prosecution's characterization of amateur bombmaker is inaccurate."

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« Reply #37 on: April 25, 2017, 06:41:57 PM »
Chuck rose once again from the wet grass, with both his own blood and dark mud staining his jersey.

 

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Re: Competition! Write a character in one sentence...
« Reply #38 on: April 25, 2017, 06:50:55 PM »
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Re: Competition! Write a character in one sentence...
« Reply #39 on: April 26, 2017, 06:28:13 AM »


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Re: Competition! Write a character in one sentence...
« Reply #40 on: April 26, 2017, 07:07:07 AM »
These are great!

Here's one from a master for further inspiration:

"Mrs. Dursley was thin and blonde and had nearly twice the usual amount of neck, which
came in very useful as she spent so much of her time craning over garden fences, spying on
the neighbors."

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Re: Competition! Write a character in one sentence...
« Reply #41 on: April 26, 2017, 07:28:44 AM »
Okay, here's my serious entry:

"His father died in their mansion, his mother in an alley, and now that he was eighteen, he would regain the family fortune, or die trying."

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Re: Competition! Write a character in one sentence...
« Reply #42 on: April 26, 2017, 07:39:07 AM »
"Mrs. Dursley was thin and blonde and had nearly twice the usual amount of neck, which
came in very useful as she spent so much of her time craning over garden fences, spying on
the neighbors."

How about: Mr. Yelsrud was plump and bald and had no neck at all, which proved quite problematic as he spent most of his time looking over his shoulder, fearing the strangers that were spying on him.
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« Reply #43 on: April 26, 2017, 08:14:24 AM »
Even though he knew cigarette butts never biodegraded, Mark threw them out his car window, preferably while they were still lit.

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« Reply #44 on: May 08, 2017, 04:32:27 AM »
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« Reply #45 on: May 08, 2017, 05:27:35 AM »
Beryl's mouth was thin-lipped and habitually pursed, which belied the tremendous volume and frequency of her muckraking.
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Re: Competition! Write a character in one sentence...
« Reply #46 on: May 08, 2017, 09:49:25 AM »
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Re: Competition! Write a character in one sentence...
« Reply #47 on: May 08, 2017, 10:50:54 AM »
Jim Waters stood in the doorway, thin with wiry muscle, a pale green tattoo on one muscled forearm, old plaid button-down short sleeve, ripped holes around the knees of his Levis, leather boots, and a faint whiff of cinnamon and cigarette smoke hung around him, smoke from the cigarette dangling from the side of his stubbly mouth creating a halo around his dark head of hair, his brown eyes blazing; he surprised everyone with his deep grumbling voice when he said, "Well if this isn't a sorry lot, I don't know what is."
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« Reply #48 on: May 08, 2017, 10:57:41 AM »

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« Reply #49 on: May 08, 2017, 02:20:25 PM »
As he prepared his tray of equipment, gently setting each piece down in a perfectly ordered shining steel pattern next to the grey and purple dead body on his mortuary table, he looked  around the twelve bright eyed students as they gathered to watch, picked up his scalpel and, in his tobacco ravaged growl, said, 'Any of you sorry bunch of half-wits puke on my slab, I will slit you sternum to pelvis, now watch the master and learn.'

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