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Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Secrets Of Deathless Prose

β€œIt’s like you take two thoughts that are not anything like each other and you cram them together by any means necessary."

That's Jim Gleeson of Madison, winner of the 2007 Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest. His winning entry: "Gerald began β€” but was interrupted by a piercing whistle which cost him ten percent of his hearing permanently, as it did everyone else in a ten-mile radius of the eruption, not that it mattered much because for them 'permanently' meant the next ten minutes or so until buried by searing lava or suffocated by choking ash β€” to pee."

(More extracts here.)


  • Dear me. I don't write fiction, but I suspect I write like this. Note: Cut out the dashes.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:41 PM  

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