I say, bleah. Brevity is the soul of wit, and this goes on and on and on
and then it goes on and on and on some more and then it goes on for a bit
after that. Long, long, long. Much funnier, sez I, is the likes of
Jennifer stood there, quietly ovulating.
The Lyttle Lytton
Fiction Contest requires one to write the most horrible opening sentance
to a novel; the Lyttle Lytton Contest is the same,
only you are restricted to 25 words or less, which makes for funnier
openings, such as:
Monica had exploded, and I had a mystery, and pieces of her pancreas, on
For centuries, man had watched the clouds; now, they were watching
Great stuff here. Now I just need to come up with a horrible opening line
to a novel.
And speaking of contests, there is
2003, where participants enter what they consider to be their
best entry of 2003. Sounds interesting, so I combed through the
entries for 2003.
It's sobering that I didn't really find that many entries I liked. It
was quickly narrowed down to two entries, a three line entry (six lines if you include the
title) and the Fourth of July
entry, with pictures.
As much as I liked the three line entry, it was this picture that won out, so that was
the entry I entered. I can only hope I at least I get some technical award
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