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2011 Puddle Award for Best Opening Line Heat seven (of eight)

The search for the winner of this year's Meager Puddle of Limelight Award for Best Opening Line continues with Heat seven (the last of the qualifying heats).

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).

Poll #1805092 2011 MEAGER PUDDLE OF LIMELIGHT AWARD FOR BEST BEST OPENING LINE: HEAT SEVEN OF SEVEN
This poll is closed.

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

There was no way I would go to The Sanctuary.
2(4.8%)
They had come to loot a dead god's tomb; they'd discover that the dweller of the tomb was very much alive.
8(19.0%)
"Think of me as a time of year" whispered the raccoon, "like libraries in a late autumn afternoon."
8(19.0%)
Thunder boomed overhead like God dropped a fistful of marbles in the tin box of the sky.
6(14.3%)
When the first shades of night fell on Lesingamet, the magic inhibitors failed in five of the iron-wrought streetlamps on Wimantian Boulevard.
3(7.1%)
“Why is being a grown-up so unfair?” she murmured into my ear.
5(11.9%)
You're all alone here, alone among the dead.
10(23.8%)

Links to the qualifying Heats
Heat one
Heat two
Heat three
Heat four
Heat five
Heat six
Heat seven
Heat eight

Final Round


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!


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