If you haven't done so yet, you should head over here and vote for your favorite entry in the Scarlet Boa Contest. Don't have time to read all the entries? You can always just vote for mine, number 132.
I entered The 3rd Sort-of-Annual Stupendously Ultimate First Paragraph Challenge over on Nathan Branford's blog. My entry, the first paragraph of Pai's story, No Leaf Clover, is number 1318, on page 7 of the comments.