Fun_People Archive
20 May
Winning Entry in the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest

Date: Thu, 20 May 93 19:24:01 PDT
To: Fun_People
Subject: Winning Entry in the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest

 From: <>
 From: (Rich Schaefer)
 From: (Mike Fleischner)

 "She really wasn't my type -- a hard-looking, untalented reporter for the  
 local cat-box liner; but the first second that that third-rate representative  
 of the fourth estate cracked open a new fifth of old Scotch, my sixth sense  
 said seventh heaven was as close as an eighth note from Beethoven's Ninth  
 Symphony, so, nervous as a tenth grader drowning in eleventh-hour cramming  
 for a physics exam, I swept her into my longing arms, and while humming The  
 Twelfth of Never, I got lucky on Friday the thirteenth."
 --- William "Buddy" Ocheltree, Georgia

[And I can't help but include the winner in the Science Fiction category; I
just love all that techno-talk and futuristic jargon!  -psl]

 "Those alarm things that make a real loud honking kind of noise were going  
 off as Captain James Hurley stared at the screen that showed him the stuff  
 outside in space, while he sat in the chair that the captain sits in and  
 slowly reached for the control panel for the thing that makes the ship go  
 real fast."
 --- Tom Butler, Florida

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