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The search for the winner of this year's Meager Puddle of Limelight Award for Best Opening Line begins.

There are eight heats in all. The winners from heats one - seven go straight through to the final. The second place finishers battle it out in heat eight to see which title joins the others in the final round.

What's at stake?
Bragging rights for the winner, an interview and/or guest post here on An Englishman in New Jersey, as well as
signed copy of my book, Fur-Face, and a couple of I are a writer! pens.
I think you can vote using Facebook, but if you need an LJ account, they're free).


Poll #1897535 2013 MEAGER PUDDLE OF LIMELIGHT AWARD FOR BEST OPENING LINE: HEAT 1 OF 8
This poll is closed.

From the following list, please select any opening lines which you think should progress to the final round

A whiff of river breeze through the tomb; a flash of torchlight on metal upon the copper mirror; the ring of the brass bells over the aeolopile.
3(5.1%)
Aednat cringed at the coppery taste that flooded her mouth as she sucked on her newly injured finger.
4(6.8%)
"Aren't you a bit young to be raising the dead?"
24(40.7%)
As soon as I rounded the corner, the son-of-a-bitch threw a pie in my face.
12(20.3%)
Bertha Grubb lolled languidly among the bursting bubbles in the swirling steaming water.
2(3.4%)
The burning came and went, depending on the painkillers flowing through Laurel’s bloodstream.
4(6.8%)
Dr. Theodore Wagner sipped his tea at a table on the far edge of the station platform, filling avoid that five years of percolated coffee had eroded, mouthful by mouthful, into his soul.
3(5.1%)
First no light or hope, now shadow.
5(8.5%)
He ran his hand over the rough stubble on his face, regretting that he had not brought a razor to this distant outpost in Sumatra in his rush to photograph the frail purple orchid Randolph had just stumbled upon.
2(3.4%)
Links to the other Heats and the final:
HeatHeatHeat Heat one
Heat two
Heat three
Heat four
Heat five
Heat six

Heat seven
Heat eight

Final- not yet open - not yet open
Voting in Heats 1 through 7 will close on Sunday, March 10th 2013 at 6:00pm (US/Eastern). Heat eight will take place soon after.



Good luck to all who take part! Vene, vidi, puddli!



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Walter Giersbach
Feb. 21st, 2013 01:21 pm (UTC)
Meager Puddle, Heat One
After my long hot drive I needed a cold beer like a baby searching for his pacifier. (From "Queen at the End of the Bar" pubbed by Gumshoe Review in Sept. 2011.)
jongibbs
Feb. 21st, 2013 10:24 pm (UTC)
Re: Meager Puddle, Heat One
Hi Walt,

Sorry, but you're too late to add this one to the 2013 contest.
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