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2010 Puddle for Best Opening Line: Final Round

First off, I’d like to say a big ‘Thank you’ to everyone who entered the competition and/or voted to select the finalists for this year’s Meager Puddle of Limelight Award for Best Opening Line.

The Winners of the opening five rounds went through automatically, with the runners-up earning a second chance in round six.

Congratulations to the honorable mentions which made round six, but not the final:

“A zombie’s being born tonight, that’s why.”  Christine Lucas (aka
[info]silverwerecat )

One day Lilith came home to Eden for a visit. Renata Piper (aka
[info]lyonesse ) 

The monkey was mocking him. Barbara A. Barnett (aka
[info]babarnett )

What if the universe has a bottom?  Sue Dorman (aka
[info]cinda_cite
 )

Now it’s time to select the winner.  
 
Poll #1656095 2010 MEAGER PUDDLE OF LIMELIGHT AWARD FOR BEST OPENING LINE: FINAL ROUND
This poll is closed.

From the following list, please select the opening line which you think should win the 2010 Meager Puddle Of Limelight Award for Best Opening Line

The blood coursed through 14 other bodies before reaching the child in Rilad.
8(9.2%)
The fog harvesters rolled out in the darkest of night, while birds slumbered and the rest of the world held its breath.
18(20.7%)
I measure damage by the milligram.
15(17.2%)
My first word was, "Mortal."
3(3.4%)
Three sure signs that my evening would not go as planned: a big black plume of smoke, six lanes of gridlocked interstate, and a complete lack of sirens.
21(24.1%)
We had all been born Polish, but some of us were more Polish than others.
22(25.3%)

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'd like to see what happened in the earlier rounds, here's where you can find them:

Round one (
click here
Round two (
click here
Round three (
click here)
Round four (
click here)
Round five (click here)
Round six (
click here
)

Voting in this final round closes on Monday December 20th 2010 at noon (US/Eastern).

Good luck to all who take part!  

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