Tuesday, June 30, 2009

As always, it seems okay to me . . .

Winner of this year's Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest for purple prose:

"Folks say that if you listen real close at the height of the full moon, when the wind is blowin' off Nantucket Sound from the nor' east and the dogs are howlin' for no earthly reason, you can hear the awful screams of the crew of the "Ellie May," a sturdy whaler Captained by John McTavish; for it was on just such a night when the rum was flowin' and, Davey Jones be damned, big John brought his men on deck for the first of several screaming contests."
More info and runner-ups here.


Aaron Polson said...

I like a little purple with my prose, too. "Ellie-May" might have sent it over the edge.

Brendan P. Myers said...

Hilarious. Spot on with the Ellie Mae thing.