Here it is, boys and girls... The Final Round.
The Finalists (in alphabetical order):
1. Take the following three (3) opening sentences/paragraphs from classic novels and turn them as purple as you can. That is, each contestant must enter three entries each by rewriting these three prompts.
2. To prevent our brains from exploding, please limit the 3 entries to one (1) paragraph each.
3. Each finalist must write the 3 entries in the style of 3 different genres (please specify at the beginning of each entry). The styles are:
* Science Fiction
For example, the contestant may rewrite the three prompts as Romance, Mystery and Literary, etc.
4. No need to stay true to the original materials. But if you could somehow work them in, I'm sure the voters will appreciate that.
5. Please post your entries in this thread, immediately following this post. Please DO NOT post any discussion or crits here. Use the "Peanut Gallery" thread instead.
6. Have fun! And good luck!
The Deadline: Monday, October 3, 2005, 11:59 PM EDT. Late entries will be disqualified.
A. He was an old man who fished alone in a skiff in the Gulf Stream and he had gone eighty-four days now without taking a fish. (The Old Man and The Sea)
B. Buck Mulligan came from the stairhead, bearing a bowl of lather on which a mirror and a razor lay crossed. A yellow dressinggown, ungirdled, was sustained gently behind him by the mild morning air. (Ulysses)
C. When he was nearly thirteen, my brother Jem got his arm badly broken at the elbow. When it healed, and Jem's fears of never being able to play football were assuaged, he was seldom self-conscious about his injury. (To Kill a Mockingbird)
To vote: send your votes to maestrowork (at) gmail (dot) com.