Wisconsin Professor Wins Bad-Writing Contest
MARY LOUISE KELLY, host:
Good morning. I'm Mary Louise Kelly.
Congratulations are in order for University of Wisconsin Professor Sue Fondrie. She won a writing contest for bad writing. The Bulwer-Lytton Contest asks people to come up with terrible first lines to imaginary novels. Fondrie's winning entry manages to work in dead sparrows and forgotten memories. The contest honors a British writer - Edward George Bulwer-Lytton - who opened his novel with these immortal words: It was a dark and stormy night.
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