[EAS] Bulwer-Lytton Contest
Peter J. Kindlmann
peter.kindlmann at yale.edu
Fri May 25 16:03:11 EDT 2012
Dear Friends & Colleagues -
I've commented on this contest once before in 2006
this list was still more active. To remind you, contestants are
invited to submit really bad opening sentences to
Since today is Bulwer-Lytton's birthday (in 1803)** and since we can
all use a little cheer, here is a winner from the most recent edition
of the contest
"As his small boat scudded before a brisk breeze under a sapphire sky
dappled with cerulean clouds with indigo bases, through cobalt seas
that deepened to navy nearer the boat and faded to azure at the
horizon, Ian was at a loss as to why he felt blue."
** brought to my attention by today's issue of "Today in Literature"
<http://www.todayinliterature.com/>, a laudable "daily calendar of
engaging stories about literary history," written by Steve King in
St. Johns, Newfoundland. My gift subscription came from a good
friend. In turn you might consider it as a potential gift.
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