The Word Master Challenge – How Not to Write a Novel Beginning

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This challenge is brought to you by Misha at My First Book.  The idea of the Word Master Challenge is simple. Every month, (except possibly April), she’ll announce a theme for the challenge. It’ll be writing related in some way, but she’ll try to make every theme a little different. The winner of the month’s challenge wins a voucher to the internet book vendor of their choice or a 10 chapter crit from me.

January’s challenge is: HOW NOT TO WRITE A NOVEL BEGINNING.

I woke up from a nightmare, sweaty and cold. The deep, dark, black, cold, murky, dank, night was creeping into my room awkwardly. I sat up and looked out the window hesitantly. I knew I wouldn’t like what I saw, but I looked anyway. And, I was right.
“I have been waiting for you to wake up,” the creature squeaked with his high pitch, piercing, low voice.
I got out of bed and walking over to the window, I tripped. I looked down and sitting on the floor was a teddy bear. It was the teddy bear that I received from my grandmother when I was 6 years old.  Being, 12 now, that was a long, long, long time ago.
I kicked the bear and proceeded to walk over to the window.
“That wasn’t very nice.”
I looked to my left and sitting on the desk was a gun. I picked the gun up. It was heavy. I could barely lift it. I held it with both hands and pointed to the voice that was coming from outside the window. I looked in the direction of the voice and could have sworn I saw some teeth and some lips. They were not frowning.  The gun was aimed by my fragile hands.  I was sweating. I was scared, but I knew this was what I had to do.  I shot the gun.
I woke up from a loud noise. It sounded like a gun shot. Was I dreaming? I looked around the room and saw my teddy bear on the floor. The one Grandma gave me for my birthday, yesterday.
Now how did he get down there, I thought speculatively to myself.
Ok Misha, let me know what you think. It is so much fun to write bad prose on purpose.  
And, for anyone stopping by who is not sure what’s going on here, I promise, this is not how I write.

You still have time to enter the challenge. Misha is excepting entries until the end of the month, or check out her blog for next months topic.

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