Monday, September 7, 2009

Best Parody

The following opening sentence won the 2009 Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest in the detective fiction category. It is parody in the vein of "It was a dark and stormy night" which was often parodied in Charles Schulz' Peanuts comic strip.
"She walked into my office on legs as long as one of those long-legged birds that you see in Floridathe pink ones, not the white onesexcept that she was standing on both of them, not just one of them, like those birds, the pink ones, and she wasn't wearing pink, but I knew right away that she was trouble, which those birds usually aren't."

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  1. Good one! I have a friend who tells stories like this. "And then..." I love listening to him because he's hilarious.