02 Due February 8, 2016: Bad

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Last month we tried something new. This month we'll try something different. Very different. We're going to write, at least one, entry to the Bulwer-Lytton contest AND submit it. What could be easier than writing something bad and if it's not bad enough no one knows. Except us of course.

Here is the link: Bulwer-Lytton Contest . In brief, "...the contest challenges entrants to compose bad opening sentences to imaginary novels." So come up with one opening line, check the web site for all the different genres and for hints. And not only post it here but also send it in to B-L site.

For inspiration here is the original opening that prompted this contest:

It was a dark and 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)

As before, post your submission as a child page under the writing prompt page. Post comments and critiques to a particular sub as comments to that page.