A Shrewdness of Apes

An Okie teacher banished to the Midwest. "Education is not the filling a bucket but the lighting of a fire."-- William Butler Yeats

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Of dark and stormy nights, Bulwer-Lytton, and gerbils

The 2010 Bulwer-Lytton Bad Fiction Writing Contest is in the books, and the winning entry inspired a shudder in me even as I read it the first time. Here's the winning gem, from Molly Ringle of Seattle, Washington:

"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 are also winners in the western and mystery categories. Head on over! You do not want to miss them!



At 6/29/10, 7:51 PM, Blogger NYC Educator said...

2 months with no Ms. C. Plus your email address doesn't work. I was getting worried about you.


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