What follows is my second entry in the Jumping off places writing prompt hosted by linda at atticreflections.blogspot.com She says:
Just 'jump right in!' (when it comes to our writing). Our first week was very interesting, to see what each writer/blogger chose as their jumping off place! Today I'll provide a new list of first lines for you to write about next week. If you have written something for week two, please drop down to the link part of this post and add your name and your URL so we will all be able to read your creativeness! Visit atticreflections to get a list of the prompts for this week.
A review of how it works:
1) First Lines provided.
2) Write a post on your blog using the first line of your choice. It doesn't have to be long, just a few thoughts or a paragraph. Anything. Who knows, it could become a story!
3) Take your time--One Week--then come back next Friday and link in!
4) On Friday's we'll read each other's work and Enjoy!
Mine goes like this...
She was sitting, all crouched down, in the corner of the room, staring at the side wall. Her wild heart was not used to the confines of the place that she had stumbled upon. She had left the green tendrils of her true domain following a scent that enticed her. A door carelessly left ajar had allowed entry. The heat, oppressing and omnipresent wrapped around her like a cloak.
Fierce eyes blazed bright orange and matched her striped fur. Her tail twitched restlessly as her ears pressed back against her head. She readied herself to leap at her target. Hunting had never been her favorite thing. Too often prey had slipped her grasp. Still, she waited. Watching. The man entered. He knew not what was waiting for him as he returned to his imagined safe haven.
She sprang. He jumped.
And then…she spiraled though his legs, rubbing her fur against him and purring loudly.