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The Worst Prose in the World Is Rewarded

Oh, so many snarky comments to be made in reference to past published work, but I’ll refrain. The winner of the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest is 41 year old Garrison Spik.

Theirs was a New York love, a checkered taxi ride burning rubber, and like the city their passion was open 24/7, steam rising from their bodies like slick streets exhaling warm, moist, white breath through manhole covers stamped “Forged by DeLaney Bros., Piscataway, N.J.”

In the romance category, we have this priceless gem:

Bill swore the affair had ended, but Louise knew he was lying, after discovering Tupperware containers under the seat of his car, which were not the off-brand containers that she bought to save money, but authentic, burpable, lidded Tupperware; and she knew he would see that woman again, because unlike the flimsy, fake containers that should always be recycled responsibly, real Tupperware must be returned to its rightful owner.

Jeanne Villa
Novato, CA

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Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com

One Comment

  1. MCHalliday
    Aug 22, 2008 @ 17:54:58

    Love the award but for the romance category, what man ever would know the difference between off brand and ‘true’ Tupperware?

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