Just a quick heads up that there's something new and fun going on, now 'til June 15th, headed up by our very own lmmartin. If you're familiar with the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, you'll know how much fun this can be. If you're not, head on over to the HubPages blog to see how it works. No monetary/material prizes, but that means everyone can enter, regardless of where you live, and the winner will be entered in the official Bulwer-Lytton contest later in 2010.
Nope, just the worst opening line for a story you can think of. If you follow the link to the blog, it has more info, and also a link to the hub with full instructions and the comment capsule to post your entries. There are some really funny ones already up.
here's the funniest line I ever heard,in a movie"Did we fail to mutually nurture each other?" who said that?Clint Eastwood, to his ex-wife(who he did not understand,and attempts to,by reading women's magazines).Funniest line I ever heard in my life.I would marry the marine on the spot. Or,at least ____ him. ha hah hah.
It is the worst of times and even in the best of times I cannot recall having seen worse times than these wherein we cry over a drop of milk spilled on the white kitchen floor even as we scroll down the screen without so much as a glance at the havoc our greed has wrecked upon our poor, blackened planet!
It's a great little contest. Do notice, though, that the first part of the Comments section is for your entry. There is a break in the middle with a photo of fireworks or something similar and then the second section of Comments is actually for Comments you might have. That's the way it was the other day -- unless it's changed since then. So if it is still like that, you put your entry in the first area of comments not way down below like I did. I scrolled to the bottom and added my entry there. Don't do that unless you're making a comment.
The Top 10 Finalists have been chosen, and now it's time to cast your vote! Get on over to the Official Dark & Stormy Finalists Hub and pick the worst opening line for yourself. There's quite a cross-section to choose from!
Ooooh! I'm deli--, no, wait, I'm astou--; NO! Dammit! I'm downright chuffed to find my vile verbiage in such great dreadful company. Thanks, guys! (But y'all should go vote for frogdropping's stormy sentence; it rocks.) (I mean, it blows rocks.) (Or maybe it's just plain rock-solid ROFL.) And to the HubTeam -- great work! (not that I'm biased).
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