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 made it to the last fence, but didn't quite make the final:
As soon as I rounded the corner, the son-of-a-bitch threw a pie in my face. PHIL GIUNTA (aka pgiunta)
Robert Frost is an idiot--when two roads diverge in a yellow wood, don't take the one less travelled by. JOAN STRADLING (aka authorwithin)
With its skullcap flipped open, the robot's brainpan resembled a spider's web studded with diamonds. VAUGHAN STANGER (aka vaughan_stanger)
There were three blotches of mold on Herbert Mica's bedchamber wall when he woke, one more than when he went to sleep. JAKOB DRUD (aka jakobdrud)
Photographs can be changed, but reflections are honest--that's how Rachel Clark knew her mom was a liar. JOAN STRADLING (aka authorwithin)
He was primed: not sure just what he was looking for but alert to the possibility of finding it. RICHARD FIREMAN From the following list, please select the opening line which you think should win this year’s Meager Puddle of Limelight Award for Best Opening Line
The morning after I arrived in Miami, I opened the window shades in my bedroom and saw eight inches of snow. ILENE SCHNEIDER
Now it’s time to select the winner:
Links to the qualifying heats:
HeatHeat Heat one
Voting in this final round will close on Sunday, April 14th, 2013 at 6:00pm (US/Eastern).
Good luck to all who take part! Vene, vidi, puddli!
From the following list, please select the opening line which you think should win this year’s Meager Puddle of Limelight Award for Best Opening Line