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The annual Bulwer-Lytton Fiction contest rewards mangled metaphors, purple prose and cliches.
Ted first started entering the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction contest in 2011.
"'I know what you're thinking, punk,' hissed Wordy Harry to his new editor, 'you're thinking, "Did he use six superfluous adjectives or only five?" and to tell the truth, I forgot myself in all this excitement; but being as this is English, the most powerful language in the world, whose subtle nuances will blow your head clean off, you've got to ask yourself one question: "Do I feel loquacious?" well do you, punk?'" Stuart Vasepuru's opening sentence was the runner-up in the annual 2006 Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, an international literary parody competition.
The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest challenges entrants to compose the opening sentence to the worst of all possible novels.
Mr David Chuter, aged 47, who earned a doctorate in English literature "long ago and far away," said winning the top prize yesterday in the 18th annual Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest has brought him "unexpected telephone calls" from reporters and a "degree of notoriety." He said he wrote the winning entry in "a moment of total insanity" one night when he was bored.