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Bulwer-Lytton Prize Awarded

Bulwer-Lytton Prize Awarded

The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest is an annual competition to write the worst opening sentence to a novel. It is named after Edward Bulwer-Lytton who penned the immortal opening line: “It was a dark and stormy night…” This year’s winner is Cathy Bryant of Manchester, UK with this doozy of an opening:

As he told her that he loved her she gazed into his eyes, wondering, as she noted the infestation of eyelash mites, the tiny deodicids burrowing into his follicles to eat the greasy sebum therein, each female laying up to 25 eggs in a single follicle, causing inflammation, whether the eyes are truly the windows of the soul; and, if so, his soul needed regrouting.

David Isaacson
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