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Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest

A tongue-in-cheek contest to write the worst possible opening sentences for novels, named for and inspired by the opening of Edward George Bulwer-Lytton's 1830 novel Paul Clifford which begins "It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents, except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets (for it is in London that our scene lies), rattling along the housetops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness."


MIT Mystery Hunt 2022 Bad Beginnings