Friday, July 10, 2009

2009 Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest "Winners"

Here they are. (Tip of the cap to Josh Hime.)


Lemming said...

Thanks for the reminder!

I do get a little pissy at a lot of the winners. To me, it's all about the art of compact, concentrated badness, NOT the art of constructing a ridiculously long run-on sentence. Yes, you can fit more badness in if you construct a long string of words that is *technically* a sentence, but it's far less artful, imho.

That being said, the winner in the Detective category was my fav.

Mason said...

I agree that the best ones are typically not brute-force attempts. I think you have mentioned this before, but the mini-Lyttons basically prevent that route and can often be better as a result.