It was a dark and stormy night.

The 2008 results of the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest have been posted. Entrants are invited to submit bad opening sentences to imaginary novels. This year’s winning entry is pretty good, but what really give me the lulz was the winner for Children’s Literature:

Joanne watched her fellow passengers – a wizened man reading about alchemy; an oversized bearded man-child; a haunted, bespectacled young man with a scar; and a gaggle of private school children who chatted ceaselessly about Latin and flying around the hockey pitch and the two-faced teacher who they thought was a witch – there was a story here, she decided.

All of the Children’s Lit honors were great. Also loved winners in Romance, Spy Fiction, Vile Puns and the runner-up in Adventure. I know some talented people that should definitely try their hand at next year’s competition.

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  1. kyle says:

    OMG – the Romance winner kills me:

    ➡ Bill swore the affair had ended, but Louise knew he was lying, after discovering Tupperware containers under the seat of his car, which were not the off-brand containers that she bought to save money, but authentic, burpable, lidded Tupperware; and she knew he would see that woman again, because unlike the flimsy, fake containers that should always be recycled responsibly, real Tupperware must be returned to its rightful owner.

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