July 7th, 2004

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Last Day for Opening Line Contest

This is just a reminder to everyone that tonight at 8 PM (EST) is my arbitrary cut-off date for the Opening Line Contest, found here. Of course, I do reserve the right to do this again some other time.

Remember that the winner gets to be Tuckerized in the story. That means that some character of my choosing gets named for the winner.
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Twenty Entries!

I am delighted to announce (no, not the winner yet) that I received a total of twenty entries in the Tuckerization contest. The list can be found here:

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Now let me contemplate for a while...
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No Winner Yet, But the Top Five and an Extra

Folks:

Since it would be unfair to leave everyone hanging, I'll tell you now that it will take me some time to determine a winning entry. I want to try to come up with a plot first before I name a winner. However, I have managed to whittle the list down to the five that I find most adaptable for me.

You see, all of the entries were great opening lines; I'm delighted to see how many creative people I have reading here. The problem, of course, is that not every opening line is one I can do something with; I know my weaknesses. So if your entry isn't a finalist, it's not because I didn't like it or that it wasn't a good opening; it's simply because I couldn't think of what I could personally do with it.

And now, at the risk of losing most of my readers, here are the ones I'm contemplating, along with my thoughts:

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People should feel free to comment.