Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Dark and Stormy Etc.

Winners – if that's the right word – of the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest have been announced. The contest, named for the English lord who penned the deathless lines, "It was a dark and stormy night ..." has for more than a quarter century invited people to submit the opening line of a make-believe terrible novel.

You've just gotta read this year's grand prize winner. Most evocative use of the image of a pork knuckle I've ever seen.

And the long, long list of winners of the various sub-categories is hilarious.

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