I am pleased to announce that our judge has reached a decision. Here are the top three picks for best opening line:
FIRST: Rose Malinoski
Homer, The Iliad ~ "Sing, goddess, the anger of Peleus' son Achilles, and its devastation."
SECOND: Noel Meyer
Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice ~ "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."
- THIRD: Marie Moriarty
Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn ~ "NOTICE: Persons attempting to find a motive in this narrative will be prosecuted; persons attempting to find a moral in it will be banished; persons attempting to find a plot in it will be shot. BY ORDER OF THE AUTHOR, PER G. G., CHIEF OF ORDNANCE."