Thursday, 9 July 2009

'So that the monkey would have something to ride'

I like the 2009 Bulwer-Lytton runner-up. It's a contest to write the worst first line of a novel:

'The wind dry-shaved the cracked earth like a dull razor--the double edge kind from the plastic bag that you shouldn't use more than twice, but you do; but Trevor Earp had to face it as he started the second morning of his hopeless search for Drover, the Irish Wolfhound he had found as a pup near death from a fight with a prairie dog and nursed back to health, stolen by a traveling circus so that the monkey would have something to ride.'


3 comments:

Gadjo Dilo said...

Hmm, a little over-egged, I feel - he had me at "plastic bag"!

circus monkey said...

But I've got something to ride.

Gaw said...

Gadjo: As over-egged as an egg omelette with egg filling and a side of eggs.

Circus Monkey is innocent!