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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Worst First Line Award

For the first month of Ricardo and Felicity's affair, they greeted one another at every stolen rendezvous with a kiss--a lengthy, ravenous kiss, Ricardo lapping and sucking at Felicity's mouth as if she were a giant cage-mounted water bottle and he were the world's thirstiest gerbil.

So reads this year's winning entry in the Bulwer-Lytton prize for bad writing. The contest challenges entrants to compose the opening sentence to the worst of all possible novels.

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1 comment:

  1. OMG! ( I suppose to a gerbil-audience it would be rather tantalizing, however.) I'll ask one the next time I see him. It would be part of the "Risque Rodent" series. Can't you just see it?

    (I'm just checking out my Google Reader and came upon this little pic, you see.)