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Bulwer-Lytton June 30, 2010

Posted by gregquill in Uncategorized.

The English Department at San Jose State University sponsors the annual Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, which challenges writers to compose the opening sentence to the worst of all possible novels.

The Bulwer-Lytton awards for 2010 for have been announced.

Here is the runner-up in the detective category:

As Holmes, who had a nose for danger, quietly fingered the bloody knife and eyed the various body parts strewn along the dark, deserted highway, he placed his ear to the ground and, with his heart in his throat, silently mouthed to his companion, “Arm yourself, Watson, there is an evil hand afoot ahead.”

Dennis Pearce
Lexington, KY

Certainly in keeping with “It was a dark and stormy night…




1. Bob - June 30, 2010

Oh no, my tongue got wrapped around my eye teeth just reading this thing and I couldn’t see what I was saying..

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