My First Paragraph…

In the last week I have read opening paragraphs from two of the blogs I read daily:  Diane and Ken.  I decided I’d post my own.  The only problem is that my opening paragraph is really more of an opening line, so I’ll include a little extra.  Happy reading.

Simon sat rigid, the firelight casting strange shadows over his harsh features. Only when someone entered did he betray any sign of life.

He glanced up at the newcomer. There wasn’t much remarkable about Lord Rupert, at least physically. But from the glint in his eye to the sword hanging casually at his side, there was no doubt he demanded respect.

Simon returned his gaze to the fire.  “Are they dead?”

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