Best First Sentence Contest: Winner Announced
  • 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.

    January 29th, 2013 | journalpulp | 3 Comments | Tags: ,

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Ray Harvey

I was born and raised in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado. I've worked as a short-order cook, construction laborer, crab fisherman, janitor, bartender, pedi-cab driver, copyeditor, and more. I've written and ghostwritten several published books and articles, but no matter where I've gone or what I've done to earn my living, there's always been literature and learning at the core of my life.

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  • Cameron 01.29.2013

    She knew the contest was over, yet she still waited under the tree for a sign, a whimper or wheeze from the roots over which she stood, and when it never came, she conceived a thought of such force and overwhelming weight, that it shook the pillars of the future itself.

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