Winner Announced: Best First Sentence Contest
Ladies and gentleman, it was not easy — there were so many good entries — but I’ve at last chosen a winner for the Best First Sentence Contest:
Here’s Melissa’s sentence:
“The red wildflowers looked like drops of blood falling from the black truck he saw in his rear view mirror.”
I chose this sentence because it is elegant and evocative — and a little strange.
For her entry, Melissa wins the $200.00 prize.
Three others I’d like to single out:
“There was no seeing the beauty, without fear.”
And Aisha Dixon:
“The engine beneath him purred with a peaceful, almost hypnotic rhythm, lulling him toward sleep and the dangerous world of dreams.”
“Seven hundred miles and exactly three days from this moment his life will slip over a blade, thick, between lobe and jaw as if pressed into an oysters hinge.”
The sheer quality of all the entries exceeded my wildest expectations, and the contest was, from my perspective, such an overwhelming success that I’ll be running another in a few days.
Please check back.
My thanks to you all.