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 seven heats went straight through to the final, with the runners-up earning a second chance in heat eight.
Congratulations to these honorable mentions which got to the last fence, but didn't quite make the final:
I laid down on the tracks waiting for the 1:15 when a voice next to me said: Could you move up a bit? - Uta Burke
Robert Frost is an idiot. - Joan Stradling (aka aauthorwithin)
"It's not my fault I'm American", the dog whined as he watched tanks rolling down the street. - Adrian Sterling (aka raisinbottom)
He loved how he could feel the presence of their mysteries seeping through the walls, a magical feeling that hummed of belonging, warmth, and adventure. - Alyssa Pitseleh (aka alyssapitseleh)
I was in a puke green Volkswagen bus heading to the underworld surrounded by murderers, widows and mothers of missing children. - Cole DeNardo
After three weeks of luxurious indolence, Bez was ready to become someone else. - Jaine Fenn (aka mmaeve_the_red)
They had come to loot a dead god's tomb; they'd discover that the dweller of the tomb was very much alive. - Christine Lucas (aka silverwerecat)
A dragon is difficult. - Charles Kiernan (aka chaz_tales)
Damn faulty contraceptives and damn Thomas Rodgers, she had a war to fight, an election to manipulate and she did not need to be pregnant. - Bart Palamaro
A single word heralded the dawning of post-humanity. - Vaughan Stanger (aka vaughan_stanger)
She was sitting beside him on the moon, their feet dangling into the darkness of outer space and galactic stars. - Alyssa Pitseleh (aka alyssapitseleh)
Now it’s time to select the winner.
From the list below, select the entry you think deserves to win the 2011 Meager Puddle of Limelight Award for Best Opening Line
Links to the qualifying Heats
Voting in this final round will close on Sunday, January 22nd, 2012 at 6:00pm (US/Eastern).
Good luck to all who take part! Vene, vidi, puddli!