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Tuesday, August 19, 2008 1:48 pm
The writing contest was hilarious, like a . . . really funny thing.
Posted by: Keir Graff

The winner of the 2008 Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest has been announced. Garrison Spik is guilty of writing the following opening sentence to a nonexistent novel:

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.”

One Response to “The writing contest was hilarious, like a . . . really funny thing.”
  1. MarianLibrarian Says:

    I actually want to read that book. Awesome entry and very deserving.


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