Opening: Tears of Blood


[The following is a potential novel opening. Would you keep reading?]

Every hero needs a villain just as every day needs a night. Valor and bravery thrive in the face of opposition. In the end, it is the hero’s decision to follow his path, just as the villain must chose to take his circumstance into his own hands and try to change it.

As Gabbie Donahue sat in her cell, watching the pale blue flashes of the other inmates passing the time before Lights Out in their own way, she was struck with one salient fact that is often overlooked: many villains don’t have a choice. She certainly didn’t. The news reporters continued to say she just snapped that one March evening. 


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