UPDATE: WINNER ANNOUNCED. READ THE WINNING ENTRY HERE:
The Journal Pulp is offering a $100.00 cash prize for the following:
Best first sentence for a novel about a genius waitress who discovers the secret to unlocking the power of deuterium — and the customer who loves her, but loves her discovery even more.
Rules and guidelines:
No outrageous run-ons.
You can submit anonymously or under your real name, it doesn’t matter.
No minimum length requirement, but one sentence only please.
Submit as many separate entries as you’d like.
Leave your sentence in the comments section below.
The winner will be selected by the Journal Pulp.
The contest will run from June 12, 2012, through June 24th, 2012.
Important: If your sentence doesn’t immediately appear in the comments after you’ve submitted, it’s almost certainly because of this confoundingly aggressive ASKIMET spam filter. Please note that I check the spam folder carefully and regularly, I do not censor, and that your sentence if it’s not spam will be approved. There is no need to resend.