November 20th, 2010

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

Welcome to the fourth (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 #1646581 2010 MEAGER PUDDLE OF LIMELIGHT AWARD FOR BEST OPENING LINE: ROUND FOUR OF SIX
This poll is closed.

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

Rali Ribhu slowly rolled the translucent golden sphere back and forth across the table before the eyes of the fascinated young farmer.
6(5.6%)
Savannah pulled up to the inn in the dark.
3(2.8%)
Shen and the younger children saw it first; a vast, hulking lump of metal that had washed up on the rocks to the south of the island.
14(13.1%)
Snow covered peaks stabbed the sky.
3(2.8%)
Stars still existed.
15(14.0%)
The Evil Gazebo sits in the middle of an evil lawn by the side of an evil lake, in the shadow of a monstrous mansion.
9(8.4%)
The monkey was mocking him.
16(15.0%)
The sun rose wintry gold and grey, and the vampire did not die.
15(14.0%)
3/22/3 — war is hurry up n wait
3(2.8%)
We had all been born Polish, but some of us were more Polish than others.
23(21.5%)



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 three
(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!