an endless Lyttony of bad writing

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The Bulwer-Lytton contest (which "challenges entrants to compose bad opening sentences to imaginary novels") has announced their 2011 winner:

Cheryl's mind turned like the vanes of a wind-powered turbine, chopping her sparrow-like thoughts into bloody pieces that fell onto a growing pile of forgotten memories.

Sue Fondrie (Oshkosh, WI)

There are some real gems there, but the punster in me got a special chuckle out of the "Purple Prose" winner:

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.

Mike Pedersen (North Berwick, ME)

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