Wednesday, July 21, 2004

The winner takes it all...

The results of the Bulwer-Lytton fiction contest for 2004 are in...and are hilarious as always. The aim of the competition is to write the worst possible opening sentence for a novel, which is not necessarily as easy as it sounds! The winning entry:

She resolved to end the love affair with Ramon tonight . . . summarily, like Martha Stewart ripping the sand vein out of a shrimp's tail . . . though the term "love affair" now struck her as a ridiculous euphemism . . . not unlike "sand vein," which is after all an intestine, not a vein . . . and that tarry substance inside certainly isn't sand . . . and that brought her back to Ramon.

Dave Zobel
Manhattan Beach, CA
Inspiring! :)


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