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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

A Good Day for Bad Writing

Garrison Spik has just won the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, for the worst sentence written this year for an imaginary novel. The winning sentence:

“Theirs was a New York love, a checkered taxi ride burning rubber, and like the city their passion was open 24/7, steam rising from their bodies like slick streets exhaling warm, moist, white breath through manhole covers stamped ‘Forged by DeLaney Bros., Piscataway, N.J.’ ”

For more information, see this article in the New York Times, or the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest website, "where www stands for Wretched Writers Welcome."

1 comment:

veggies said...

woohoo! piscataway! i grew up near that craphole!