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

Welcome to the third (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 #1645972 2010 MEAGER PUDDLE OF LIMELIGHT AWARD FOR BEST OPENING LINE: ROUND THREE OF SIX
This poll is closed.

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

Madness stalked the corridors of the sabership.
15(14.2%)
My first word was, "Mortal."
22(20.8%)
The night sky was rags of midnight blue while lightning ripped across the horizon.
9(8.5%)
On Tuesday, I went in front of the assembly and cracked open a hornet's nest.
10(9.4%)
One day Lilith came home to Eden for a visit.
17(16.0%)
The oversized pug dominates the red armchair as if it's a throne.
10(9.4%)
"Politics is an art form that reduces most sentient participants to their most infantile common denominator in public
6(5.7%)
Princess Ida leaned back in her throne, her legs stretched before her most unladylike.
5(4.7%)
"Ryan I don't feel very well, just take me home.
1(0.9%)
She gave me peanut butter; then, she left.
11(10.4%)


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 one (click here) 
Round two (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! 

 

Tags: fiction, puddles, writing
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