First Line Friday: “Cold sweat clings to my neck and I jump up.”

In our quest to encourage creativity, we post a writing prompt every other Friday. Write a story with the prompt as the first line. Share your story below or on social media using the tag #FirstLineFriday. We can’t wait to see your stories!

“Cold sweat clings to my neck and I jump up.”

Cold sweat clings to my neck and I jump up. I frantically gaze around my room, eyes straining in the darkness, and reassure myself that nothing is out of place. My hair sticks to my forehead and cheeks in sweaty clumps and I shake violently from chills. The dreams don’t feel like a creation of my mind anymore. The bogeys that chased me in my head make me ill. I remember the tall, spindly figure that caught me moments ago and I retch. I stumble out of bed and reach for the light, dismissing the shadows and all its creatures.

Sarah Morris

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About Jillian Murphy

Jillian Murphy is the Assistant Managing Editor of the UNG Press. She is a copyeditor and kid lit writer. Murphy is a UNG alumna, class of 2016.

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