Saturday, July 15, 2006

It Was A Dark And Stormy Night

CNN calls it an off-beat story. Many of the bookish and librarianly blogs also rushed to tell us the winners of the annual Bulwer Lytton Fiction Contest. The winning entrant, Jim Guigli of Carmichael, CA, actually submitted 60 different attempts. The one that scored: "Detective Bart Lasiter was in his office studying the light from his one small window falling on his super burrito when the door swung open to reveal a woman whose body said you've had your last burrito for a while, whose face said angels did exist, and whose eyes said she could make you dig your own grave and lick the shovel clean."

The contest results page gives winners, runners-up, and dishonorable mentions in many categories. Not for nothing is the website's tagline "Where WWW Means Wretched Writers Welcome." Read 'em and snicker.

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