"...wearing various smiles on their faces."
April 25, 2013 6:08 AM Subscribe
The 2013 Lyttle Lytton Contest winners are here.
For the uninitiated, the Bulwer-Lytton
contest is a competition to compose the worst possible opening sentence for a work of imagined fiction. As these entries became more bloated, with Faulknerian rambling clauses fitting in every bad idea their authors wanted to shove in, Adam Cadre introduced the Lyttle Lytton contest, which has the same premise but constricts entries to 200 characters, thus preserving the soul of wit.