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Opening Lines
A Member Challenge using the Expert Editing rules.

Description
Title your entry with the opening line from any work of fiction.

Submission Dates:
  Jan 30 2015 - Feb 5 2015

Voting Dates:
  Feb 6 2015 - Feb 12 2015

Submissions: 53
Disqualifications: 0
Votes: 3,692
Comments: 218

Average Score: 5.81392
Highest Score: 6.9722
Median Score: 5.8098
Lowest Score: 4.75


Results for Opening Lines:
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Challenge Results for Opening Lines
'I still remember the day my father took me to the Cemetery of Forgotten Books for the first time.'
by lei_73

1st place with an
average vote of 6.9722

Views: 1253 (170 during voting)
Votes: 72
Your Vote: N/A
Your Comment: N/A

Average Vote (Commenters): 8.444
Average Vote (Participants): 6.815
Average Vote (Non-Participants): 7.067
As Gregor Samsa awoke ... he found himself transformed in his bed into a gigantic insect.
by mefnj

2nd place with an
average vote of 6.7887

Views: 1310 (200 during voting)
Votes: 71
Your Vote: N/A
Your Comment: N/A

Average Vote (Commenters): 7.818
Average Vote (Participants): 6.889
Average Vote (Non-Participants): 6.727
The songs of the dead are the lamentations of the living - ("Eldest"... Christopher Paolini)
by Judi

3rd place with an
average vote of 6.7606

Views: 1375 (208 during voting)
Votes: 71
Your Vote: N/A
Your Comment: N/A

Average Vote (Commenters): 8.167
Average Vote (Participants): 6.704
Average Vote (Non-Participants): 6.796
It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.
by grahamgator

4th place with an
average vote of 6.7536

Views: 1366 (155 during voting)
Votes: 69
Your Vote: N/A
Your Comment: N/A

Average Vote (Commenters): 8.200
Average Vote (Participants): 6.400
Average Vote (Non-Participants): 6.955
"I have never begun a novel with more misgiving." - W. Somerset Maugham, The Razor's Edge (1944)
by Lydia

5th place with an
average vote of 6.5493

Views: 939 (161 during voting)
Votes: 71
Your Vote: N/A
Your Comment: N/A

Average Vote (Commenters): 7.000
Average Vote (Participants): 6.148
Average Vote (Non-Participants): 6.796
The cold passed reluctantly from the earth
by Alexkc

6th place with an
average vote of 6.5352

Views: 437 (169 during voting)
Votes: 71
Your Vote: N/A
Your Comment: N/A

Average Vote (Commenters): 8.000
Average Vote (Participants): 6.036
Average Vote (Non-Participants): 6.861
Will you just watch the hair? You know, I work on my hair a long time and you hit it. (Sat Night Fev
by P-A-U-L

7th place with an
average vote of 6.4507

Views: 419 (154 during voting)
Votes: 71
Your Vote: N/A
Your Comment: N/A

Average Vote (Commenters): 7.000
Average Vote (Participants): 5.963
Average Vote (Non-Participants): 6.750
'Now I will try to keep awake.' - The Beak Doctor by Eric Basso
by rooum

8th place with an
average vote of 6.4143

Views: 375 (149 during voting)
Votes: 70
Your Vote: N/A
Your Comment: N/A

Average Vote (Commenters): 7.800
Average Vote (Participants): 6.778
Average Vote (Non-Participants): 6.186
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
by Ivory

9th place with an
average vote of 6.3768

Views: 329 (180 during voting)
Votes: 69
Your Vote: N/A
Your Comment: N/A

Average Vote (Commenters): 8.000
Average Vote (Participants): 6.080
Average Vote (Non-Participants): 6.546
Time is not a line but a dimension, like the dimensions of space. Margaret Atwood, Cat's Eye
by nam

10th place with an
average vote of 6.3000

Views: 294 (138 during voting)
Votes: 70
Your Vote: N/A
Your Comment: N/A

Average Vote (Commenters): 8.250
Average Vote (Participants): 5.808
Average Vote (Non-Participants): 6.591
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