CONTEST NOW OPEN. WINNERS WILL BE ANNOUNCED AT JULY 2023 MEETING.
Entries are due by July 15th, 2023.
Write the first paragraph of a fictional cozy mystery novel.
Your sentence must include ONE of our first sentence winners entries (see below).
Ding, ding! It's Writers Choice this round! With two such wonderful winning entries for our first sentence contest we simply could not decide on just one. So you have options, it's a good old fashioned Choose Your Cozy!
Either write the first paragraph for Rosemarie's Cozy Garden Mystery or pen the opening paragraph for Lori's Cozy Real Estate Mystery.
Rosemarie’s: I’m sipping a tall glass of lemonade in my backyard, admiring my lusciously green garden, completely oblivious to the fact that my passion for horticulture will soon reveal that petunias were not the only things buried there.
Lori’s: I didn’t know what I would find inside the secret room of my newly renovated condo, but the dead body of my realtor was definitely not it.