Tweet of the Day: The Good, the Bad, and the Timeskip
Another Atsiko entry. This one deals with managing time within your work by using a time skip. So go over there and read it while I come up with some So Bad It’s Horrible lines for this month’s AW Blog Chain.
Go on, shoo!
This month’s prompt: the Mini Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest
The Mini Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest means trying to write the worst possible first line of a book or story in the spirit of Edward “It was a dark and stormy night…” Bulwer-Lytton. “Worst” in this case is subjective, but florid and ridiculous purple prose is probably closest to the spirit of the thing. Here is a page of examples if you need ’em.
Simply post in this thread to join. Each post must consist of a single sentence; sentences may be of any length but less than 50-60 words is highly recommended for reasons of general sanity. Read and comment on other participants’ posts if you possibly can–they’ll be doing the same for you!
This is going to be harder than I thought.
I guess I could write some gibberish and get it over with….I guess…
Without further ado:
She was so nervous that she dove deep into a sea of sesquipedalian loquaciousness in order to extract herself from the precarious conundrum she found herself ensnared in.
Not good enough….or bad enough…oh boy!
A fluid flush of greens, yellows and whites spread across the Spring landscape while the fairies dance around the red cheery tree.
Okay, but it’s a bit short.
One more time, with feeling.
It was a quiet night at the Hampton, writhing fog rode up from the beach into the seaside homes of the Rich, Famous and totally spoiled who lived in the lap of luxury surrounded by the wealth stolen from the many millions who toiled every day just so that non deserving braggarts could admire a summer long parade of champagne soaked sunsets.
Long, verbose and nonsensical.
Now it’s up to Euclid. Take it away….
The participants so far:
orion_mk3 – http://nonexistentbooks.wordpress.com (link to this month’s post)
AuburnAssassin – http://clairegillian.com (link to this month’s post)
dolores haze – http://dianedooley.wordpress.com/ (link to this month’s post)
Horseflye – http://thecozylittleplot.blogspot.com/ (link to this month’s post)
Proach – http://www.deannaproach.com/ (link to this month’s post)
BigWords – http://bigwords88.wordpress.com/ (link to this month’s post)
jkellerford – http://jennykellerford.wordpress.com/ (link to this month’s post)
Ralph Pines (ME!) – https://ralfast.wordpress.com/ (link to this month’s post)
Euclid – http://euclid-thoughts.blogspot.com/ (link to this month’s post)
Diana Rajchel – http://blog.dianarajchel.com/ (link to this month’s post)
pezie – http://www.erinbrambilla.wordpress.com/ (link to this month’s post)
Guardian – http://daewrites.blogspot.com/ (link to this month’s post)
egoodlett – http://wordlarceny.blogspot.com/ (link to this month’s post)
Alpha Echo – http://writersramblings81.blogspot.com/ (link to this month’s post)
xcomplex – http://arielemerald.blogspot.com/ (link to this month’s post)