Monday, 20 September 2004

Wait till we write our first book

She resolved to end the love affair with Ramon tonight . . . summarily, like Martha Stewart ripping the sand vein out of a shrimp's tail . . . though the term 'love affair' now struck her as a ridiculous euphemism . . . not unlike 'sand vein,' which is after all an intestine, not a vein . . . and that tarry substance inside certainly isn't sand . . . and that brought her back to Ramon.
Terribly sorry. We forgot to link to the Bulwer-Lytton 2004 winners.

1 comment:

Marginalien said...

Hillarium! Except I fear I will never be able to write anything with a straight face again. Thanks also for retrieving to memory (of course it'll go straight out again, but so what? At least it's in for an hour or two) the source of Snoopy's immortal though plagiarized opening line "A dark and stormy night ..."