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2010 Puddle for Best Opening Line: Round one (of six)

Welcome to the first (of six) qualifying rounds to find the winner of this year's Meager Puddle of Limelight Award for Best Opening Line.

Voting's a little different this time. Here's how it works:

The winners of rounds 1-5 automatically make the final. The 2nd place finishers go forward into Round 6 to battle it out for the last place in the final. In the case of a tie, the tied entries both (or all) go through
Poll #1644431 2010 MEAGER PUDDLE OF LIMELIGHT AWARD FOR BEST OPENING LINE: ROUND ONE OF SIX
This poll is closed.

From the following list, please select any book titles which you think should progress to the final round.

A high, piercing shriek broke Dell's dream.
5(5.3%)
“A zombie’s being born tonight, that’s why.”
15(15.8%)
At dusk, the sky and the sea became the same crystalline color, a blue so deep and perfect that Roemm knew the storm she had been waiting for approached.
6(6.3%)
The blood coursed through 14 other bodies before reaching the child in Rilad.
16(16.8%)
You can come out from under your desk as I don’t have a sniper bead trained on you.
6(6.3%)
Cole's eyes widened at the sight of the maiden sprawled at his feet.
3(3.2%)
He couldn’t see the manacles that held him in the darkness.
8(8.4%)
Dawn brings yet more bad news.
10(10.5%)
Dear Juniper, You probably don't remember me.
12(12.6%)
You don't have to be Fellini to know that a train should be like sex.
14(14.7%)


*ETA The question mentions 'book titles' instead of 'opening lines'.  My mistake, sorry.

What's at stake? 

Bragging rights for the winner.
 
An interview and/or guest post here on An Englishman in New Jersey.
 
An I are a writer! mug/Fur-Face CD combo. 
 


You can vote for as many entries as you like in each round (you'll need an LJ account to vote, but they're free). If you haven't already voted in the other rounds, here's where you can find them: 


Round two (click here
Round three
(click here)
Round four (click here)
Round five (click here)
 
Round six (not yet open)

Voting in Rounds 1 through five closes on Sunday December 4th 2010 at noon (US/Eastern)

Good luck to all who take part!,

 

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