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2014 Bulwer-Lytton winner: ‘When the dead moose floated into view the famished crew cheered…’

by | 12th, January 2015

dark and stormy

 

And the winner of the 2014 Bulwer-Lytton contest is:

“When the dead moose floated into view the famished crew cheered – this had to mean land! – but Captain Walgrove, flinty-eyed and clear headed thanks to the starvation cleanse in progress, gave fateful orders to remain on the original course and await the appearance of a second and confirming moose.” — Elizabeth (Betsy) Dorfman, Bainbridge Island, WA…

The contest challenges entrants to compose bad opening sentences to imaginary novels and takes its name from the Victorian novelist George Edward Bulwer-Lytton, who began his Paul Clifford (1830) with “It was a dark and stormy night.“

Spotter: B3ta



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