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The search for the winner of this year's Meager Puddle of Limelight Award for Best Opening Line continues with Heat Four.

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 #1899275 2013 MEAGER PUDDLE OF LIMELIGHT AWARD FOR BEST OPENING LINE: HEAT 4 OF 8
This poll is closed.

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

"Look, I think it is time to call it quits."
2(3.6%)
Lyta should have stayed with the carriage.
6(10.7%)
Margaret Burke was waiting for the bus when all the money vanished from the world.
7(12.5%)
Michael, the perennial bachelor among this group of men, declared, without any sense of irony over the table littered with empty beer bottles and half-eaten wings, that he "had women all figured out."
3(5.4%)
The morning after I arrived in Miami, I opened the window shades in my bedroom and saw eight inches of snow.
8(14.3%)
Nothing said angry female like taking hairpin turns at insane speeds in your soon-to-be ex-husband's 'borrowed' muscle car.
3(5.4%)
Once upon a time we'd been friends, the witch and I.
12(21.4%)
Our attic door is always padlocked, but on this late Thursday afternoon, the stairs descend into the hallway like a lolling tongue from a dark mouth.
7(12.5%)
Photographs can be changed, but reflections are honest--that's how Rachel Clark knew her mom was a liar.
8(14.3%)

Links to the other Heats and the final:
Heat Heat one
Heat two
Heat three

Heat four
Heat five
Heat six
Heat seven
Heat eight
Final - not yet open
- 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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vaughan_stanger
Mar. 1st, 2013 06:42 pm (UTC)
Hi Jon, I don't if anyone else is experiencing this problem, but your Puddle Heat # posts are not visible in my LJ feed. I only spot them when they're reposted to Facebook or if I go directly to your LJ.
jongibbs
Mar. 1st, 2013 07:35 pm (UTC)
That's weird. Mind you, this new LJ is coughing up all sorts of little problems.

Thanks for letting me know, Vaughan :)
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