There are eight heats in all. The winners (or joint winners) from heats one to seven go straight through. 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, as shown in the pic below.You'll need an LJ account to vote, but they're free).
From the following list, please select any opening lines which you think should progress to the final round.
Gnarled branches sway and undergrowth snaps as a shadow makes its way through the dark forest.
The goddamn robots were at it again.
I laid down on the tracks waiting for the 1:15 when a voice next to me said: Could you move up a bit?
The ill-luck child they called her, and she hated them for it.
In the vision, the horses and riders were performing a feat I was unfamiliar with, a demonstration not of the past, but of the future.
“I really don’t see why it’s necessary, Father.”
“It happened the night the sky was the color of chocolate and the moon looked like a hunk of cheese…” Grandpa began.
It's when the chimps start going nuts, that's when I know the ghosts are here.
Links to the qualifying Heats
Voting in Heats 1 through 7 will close on Wednesday, December 28th 2011 at 6:00pm (US/Eastern). Heat eight will take place soon after.
Good luck to all who take part! Vene, vidi, puddli!