The fifth round of the new game to celebrate the release of ONE TRUE SENTENCE, the fourth Hector Lassiter novel, wrapped up week one of competition. (This week's winners will be announced the evening of Feb. 21.)
Some quick background: Every night, I start a True Sentence on Twitter (@HectorLassiter, hash tag #1TS), and all brave takers finish that sentence.
Each Sunday, I pick the best sentence of the week and award the winner with a rare copy of the TOROS & TORSOS limited edition.
In the world of Hector Lassiter, the game was one the author created and played, chiefly with Ernest Hemingway, but sometimes with others, and, sometimes, for unthinkable stakes.
Here's a sampling of results from Round Five (my apologies to those that got by me because no hash tag was used).
It would have been the perfect crime, if only Dody had...
…remembered there's no safety on a Glock. @hilarydavidson
…not returned to the store to claim his $2 scratcher win. @popculturenerd
…had busted out his teeth w/ the hammer when she removed his fingerprints w/ the saw. @matthewjmcbride
…not carved his initials in her smooth white abdomen. @maddeejames
…remembered to check the toy shelf for a nannycam. @romyk
…not felt the need to moon the cops as we drove away. @nj713
…not tripped on his shoelace. @WhatnotShops
…given a damn. @LitHousewife
…gotten the address right. @spitballarmy
…had decided not to leave his cell phone charging at the crime scene. @jennsbookshelf
…eaten toast instead of the bean quesadilla. @jasummerell
…loaded the gun. @jenforbus