Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Bad Writing



Time to play Fun and Games with Jenners. This week - Bad Writing - a take on the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest. The goal is to write a horrible first sentence for a novel.

She couldn't know that the man who was puckering up to kiss her was the same man who swindled her five years ago because she had amnesia. Remember?

Visit Jenners to play along!

20 comments:

Karen (KayKay) said...

Oh, I love yours! Very funny and very bad.

Kitten said...

Oh that's funny! Love it!

Jenners said...

Oh this is classic! I love it! Pure genius! Thank you so much for playing! I'm having a blast reading everyone's contributions ... and this one just killed me!

Call Me Cate said...

That's pretty bad but it still makes me wonder... how'd he swindle her? Bad man.

Robin said...

Nice!!

I think I'll have to go visit Jenners.

Melissa B. said...

Remember? How could I forget?? Bravo!!!

CDB said...

This is priceless! This is the best game ever. I could play all day (or, 'feed my addiction', as my husband now calls it!)

Jill (Sneaky Momma) said...

This a good one. I've gotta write mine soon! :)

Cathy said...

Very funny! I have got to play this game!

J Cosmo Newbery said...

I like it.

Kathy B! said...

So when are you going to write the rest of the novel that will fulfill that lovely first sentence?! I think you missed your calling as a soap opera writer!!

septembermom said...

That's a terrific one! Thanks so much for visiting my blog. Wasn't this a fun game to play?

NJDecorator said...

That is a great bad line...lol. Thanks for visiting me on my SITS day!

Elftea said...

Funny sound like an opening to the soaps

LadyFi said...

Oh - that's too funny! Brilliant.

Colleen said...

Very funny! Using puckered, swindled and amnesia in the same sentence should get you extra points!

Thanks for reading mine and commenting. Last night, while I was aleep, I edited one of mine. I swear I do my best thinking in my sleep! Here's the new version:

"An owl swooped through the dark night and delivered a letter to a boy that lived under the stairs, but this book isn't about that boy. --From: Cousin Dudley and the Kidney Stone"

Why was I thinking of kidney stones in my slumber?!?

Veggie Mom said...

Amnesia? Remember? Love the two words playing off one another in one of the worst opening sentences ever...Bravo!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

That was funny! (At first, I thought you were quoting a real book-:) )
I also read your post on the banana/apple picture your family took-that was so much like my house! My husband thinks all the pictures of everything are crazy...but I told him I was going to take a picture of his messy (!) office, and he's been cleaning it! :)

Pink Ink said...

Oh, cute Tiffany! :-)

I love reading these "bad" sentences.

CJ said...

Was I supposed to remember something?