Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Where bad writing is good

Joy. The 2010 Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest winners have been announced. You’re familiar with the contest if you’ve ever read Peanuts – “It was a dark and stormy night.” Founders gleefully brag that this is the literary event where www means “wretched writers welcome.”

The first contest back in the 80’s drew only three entries. Today, tens of thousands.

This year’s winning entry was written by Molly Ringle of Seattle:

“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.”

There’s more, much more, where that came from. Click here.


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