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The search for the winner of this year's Meager Puddle of Limelight Award for Best Opening Line continues with Heat Two.

There are eight heats in all. The winners from heats one - seven go straight through to the final. 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.
I think you can vote using Facebook, but if you need an LJ account, they're free).


Poll #1898702 2013 MEAGER PUDDLE OF LIMELIGHT AWARD FOR BEST OPENING LINE: HEAT 2 OF 8
This poll is closed.

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

The first time Becca Sommers mentioned Spanish class to me it surprised me - partly because I didn’t know Becca took Spanish, but mostly because she had just that moment slid her hand under my tee shirt and raked my chest hair with her fingernails.
7(13.7%)
The dead philosopher came out of his cavern only when both the moons of Mars were below the horizon.
16(31.4%)
Gnarled branches sway and undergrowth snaps as a dark figure makes its way through the overgrown forest.
3(5.9%)
Great, black rainclouds boil, seething with moisture.
2(3.9%)
Hands against the foggy glass, Ian looks out watching the drips cascade down the bay window in his apartment.
3(5.9%)
He saw the armor-plated iguana which had jumped through the open window onto his cluttered desk staring at him through heavy lidded eyes when he returned to the living room of the rented house on Sausalito Boulevard.
5(9.8%)
He was primed: not sure just what he was looking for but alert to the possibility of finding it.
9(17.6%)
I balance on the bent I-girders sticking from the Empire State Building, enjoying the view like only the sophistica can.
4(7.8%)
I gag on the scent of fear wafting through the air.
2(3.9%)

Links to the other Heats and the final:
Heat Heat one
Heat two
Heat three
Heat four
Heat five
Heat six

Heat seven
Heat eight

Final- not yet open - not yet open

Voting in Heats 1 through 7 will close on Sunday, March 10th 2013 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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( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
karen_w_newton
Mar. 3rd, 2013 09:52 pm (UTC)
What's with all the present tense? Is it contagious, or something?
jongibbs
Mar. 6th, 2013 03:32 pm (UTC)
I think you can thank The Hunger Games :)
karen_w_newton
Mar. 6th, 2013 03:34 pm (UTC)
"Thank" is not the verb I would use. I BLAME The Hunger Games!
jongibbs
Mar. 6th, 2013 03:38 pm (UTC)
Lol, I got used to it, but present tense still seems weird to me :)
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