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uncle ebeneezer
06-30-2010, 06:19 PM
Enjoy!! (http://www.bulwer-lytton.com/) Happy Hump Day!

I don't know HOW this didn't win:

As Holmes, who had a nose for danger, quietly fingered the bloody knife and eyed the various body parts strewn along the dark, deserted highway, he placed his ear to the ground and, with his heart in his throat, silently mouthed to his companion, ďArm yourself, Watson, there is an evil hand afoot ahead.

Dennis Pearce

Lexington, KY

06-30-2010, 06:33 PM
LOL! That is truly great bad writing. Thanks for sharing.

Hey, it's also hump day for the year -- June 30. Or is that what you meant?

07-01-2010, 12:24 AM
I second that! Maybe the contestant submitted it as a joke?

Years ago, I remember reading a newspaper story about some writing contest where the author, a college student, began with the line:

"It was a stark and dormy night..." I've never forgotten it. I hope she--I think it was a woman--has a good writing gig somewhere.