Wednesday, July 1, 2009

When It's Good to Be Bad

Did all of you get a chance to see the winner of this year's Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest? Here's the best of the worst, submitted by David McKenzie, 55, of Federal Way, Washington:

"Folks say that if you listen real close at the height of the full moon, when the wind is blowin' off Nantucket Sound from the nor' east and the dogs are howlin' for no earthly reason, you can hear the awful screams of the crew of the 'Ellie May,' a sturdy whaler Captained by John McTavish; for it was on just such a night when the rum was flowin' and, Davey Jones be damned, big John brought his men on deck for the first of several screaming contests."

Lovely, just lovely. To be honest, thought, I think I liked last year's winner better.

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