Best first sentence for a novel about a modern-day prophet who does not believe in God …
And the winner is C-CAT:
“Thank God for atheist cops,” she said with a wink to the cross-wearing parking attendant who had, quite reasonably, been persuaded to spare her.
I chose this sentence first for its paradoxical nature and the quality of the writing. I chose it next for its cleverness.
Stay tuned for the next contest.
My thanks to you all.