How did I miss this? The 2012 Bulwer-Lytton Fiction contest winners were announced this week. As usual, my favorite is one of the dishonorable mentions:
Tucked in a dim corner of The Ample Bounty Bar & Grille, Alice welcomed the fervent touch of the mysterious stranger’s experienced hands because she had not been this close with a man in an achingly long time and, quivering breathlessly, began to think that this could be the beginning of something real, something forever, and not just a one-time encounter with a good Samaritan who was skilled at the Heimlich Maneuver. — Mark Wisnewski, Flanders, NJ (dishonorable mention, Romance Category).
|Note to self: Need more photos of stormy nights. This isn’t even close.|