Thank you to all the writers who sent us an intriguing first line for a mystery story. Some of you sent a whole list of first lines! With such great openings, we really hope you go on to write the rest of the story …
Here are the winning first lines:
Under 12s—Ethan, WA
There was a blinding light followed by a bang, then silence.
Under 9s—Julia, QLD
Ni … Nor … Ni … Nor … Ni … Nor … screeched the police car as it sped around the corner, at top speed.
Under 7s—Jordyne, NSW
I was watering the flowers when I saw something glowing in the soil.