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.