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Eek! A repost of Puddle qualifiers - round one of four

I tried to change the poll in yesterday's first round of the Puddle for best opening line and it all went horribly wrong - the worst bit was when I accidentally deleted it.

Here's a repost, updated to use the check box system. Don't worry if you already voted in the original ( Poll #1488339) I made a note of everyone's choices.

For those who hadn't voted, here's the easier to use version of the first round:

Poll #1488825 Puddles Best opening line Round 1 of 4
This poll is closed.

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

A dead girl invited Matthias to dinner.
4(20.0%)
A rumble of thunder, and the vision came.
0(0.0%)
A scarab scuttled by on the wall of Habitat A, a purple streak of alien menace.
2(10.0%)
Arienne hated the way magic made her skin glow, isolating her from everyone else across the Light-
0(0.0%)
At least the rabbit had the good sense to make an exit before the arrival.
0(0.0%)
"Baby... baby, stop. They'll see us," I breathed.
0(0.0%)
“Can anyone hear me?” Odessa Clay screamed. Nothing in the desert stirred except the hot wind that whipped her long hair into tangles.
0(0.0%)
Clinton Folk stood in the doorway of the Theatre of Curious Acts and looked out at the end of the world.
2(10.0%)
Cornwall shook off the soft spring day like a cat vibrating a wet paw.
1(5.0%)

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

“Damn these monkeys!” shouted Hidalgo Vile. “Why must I be surrounded by incompetents?”
0(0.0%)
Death stalked him in alien guises, borne by the economy of Quardeen Station.
0(0.0%)
Earthrise stretched shadows over the dusty pock-marked ground, lending a faint touch of indigo to the airless surface.
2(9.1%)
Even hiding under my bed, armed and silent in the darkness, Cupid got me; I never even saw him coming.
1(4.5%)
Every morning I ask myself the same question: would I be happier now if I'd never sailed off the edge of the world?
2(9.1%)
Fenner whined for mercy as he dug his own grave, but Saul’s heart remained hard.
1(4.5%)
Fifty people from four counties over had gathered to see it: Ned Spunkman's Doom Bunny.
0(0.0%)
George Lasenius shipped me to Mars in a lead crate.
3(13.6%)



If you haven't already voted in other rounds, you can find them here: Round two; Round three; Round four



The qualifier polls all close on Sunday November 29th (11:59 US/Eastern)


Apologies for the slip-up. Thanks for taking part.
Tags: fiction, opening line, writing
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