“It was a dark and stormy night....”
The April 2012 Bullyer-Lytton contest has just closed. But I bet Freepers could construct their own “worst openings to a fiction piece” modeled on the San Jose Professor’s annual contest. Want to have some laughs on previous entries go to: Bullwer-Lytton Fiction contest. hilarious.
“It was a dark stormy night; the rain fell in torrents except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets (for it is in London that our scene lies), rattling along the housetops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness. Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, Paul Clifford (1830)
Cheryls 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