TWO OPENING PARAGRAPHS for “JASPER LILLA and the WOLVES of BANNER ELK”

Please let me know which of these you like best…thanks

A.

I’ve heard about people being so scared they couldn’t feel it, but I wasn’t sure I believed it until then. Aunt Maggie had a name for it. She called it terror. “When an animal has been overtaken by a predator,” she told me, “it freezes. The creator made them that way so they wouldn’t suffer.”

That’s what I was, an animal overtaken by a predator. In my case it was a pack of Doberman Pinchers. They chased me onto a ledge underneath a cliff and there I sat watching the five of them in their frenzied frustration that I was, for the moment at least, just out of their reach.

 

B.

My name is Jasper Lilla and this is the story of how I got a man killed. I don’t know if he deserved what he got, but he wasn’t innocent and he wasn’t nice. Guilty or not he did deserve his day in court and it’s my fault he didn’t get it. I doubt you’ll believe what I’m about to tell you. I’m not sure if I believe what I’m about to tell you, but it is the true account of what happened. The story starts when I met Riley’s dad, William ‘King’ Lyon.

 

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