I feel the need to clarify the objective of the contest after receiving emails from some readers who were concerned that the finalists' sentences were overwritten and, well, bad.
That's the whole point!
Purple prose is just that--overwritten, and the winners wrote wonderfully awful sentences.
For more on purple prose, you can check out the original post announcing the contest.
If you haven't voted for your favorite sentence, you can do so through this form.
Winners will be announced on Monday, June 1.