Nathan Bransford is spreading holiday cheer with another one of his truly entertaining contests. On the menu this time? First paragraphs. Fun Fun. I entered, of course, and if you want to enter head on over before there are so many comments the page won't load. Trust me, it happens fast.
For those who really only want to read my entry, I thought I'd post it here for you. This is the opening to a book that's awaiting attention: Relax, I'm a Ninja. It's the crazy story of Toshiro (Tosh) Ito, whose father runs a karate school...and also happens to be a ninja
According to my father, the first rule of ninjutsu is KISS: keep it simple, stupid. Of course, he says it all ninja-like, but that’s the gist. If you can walk down the street in normal clothes, there’s no need for black garb and grappling hooks. If you can kill a dude in two moves, don’t waste your time with three. And that’s why we run a karate school for all those little kids who get beat up at school—two ninjas hiding in the most obvious place, and the last spot anyone looks.