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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Ghastly Toad

The sun oozed over the horizon, shoved aside darkness, crept along the greensward, and, with sickly fingers, pushed through the castle window, revealing the pillaged princess, hand at throat, crown asunder, gaping in frenzied horror at the sated, sodden amphibian lying beside her, disbelieving the magnitude of the frog's deception, screaming madly, "You lied!"

2006 Bulwer-Lytton aka "Dark and Stormy Night" Contest, wherein one writes only the first line of a bad novel. (I don't have author's name, sorry)


  1. Oh, I love that contest. I should send an entry sometime. Some of the entries are hilarious and just soooooooo bad.

    This one is definitely one of the *lol*

  2. Thanks:>) That was from my short story, "The Saga of the Pillaged Princess and the Oozy Sun." I plan to make it into a poem in the style of Homer.

  3. Hi Magpie, I can't quite tell if you're serious or not. If you write it, I will read it.

    Hi Jean,
    Punctuation not being my strong suit, my sentences run on. I am pleased they give prizes for this.

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