Monday, October 08, 2007

Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest

To lighten things up a bit, the 2007 winners of the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest have been announced (hat tip to Matt G.).

If you haven't heard of this contest before, bear in mind that the subtitle on the main page is "Where 'WWW' Means 'Wretched Writers Welcome'."

This year's winning entry, by Jim Gleeson of Madison, Wisconsin, is quite lovely:

"Gerald began--but was interrupted by a piercing whistle which cost him ten percent of his hearing permanently, as it did everyone else in a ten-mile radius of the eruption, not that it mattered much because for them "permanently" meant the next ten minutes or so until buried by searing lava or suffocated by choking ash--to pee."

Continue to the 2007 results page to read more interestingly worded opening lines.

And yes, I know some of my sentence structure would do well there. :P

4 comments:

Tycho Beresford said...

Thanks for the link; I almost pee'd myself when I read this year's winner!

patientanonymous said...

Maybe I should submit my entire blog?

patientanonymous said...

Oh wait...it says "fiction..."

Well, my life actually reads like some ridiculous, trashy, pulp fiction novel anyway so who'd care, right?

HA!

Medblog Addict said...

Glad to see you are back.