How to Start a Bad Novel

“Cheryl’s mind turned like the vanes of a wind-powered turbine, chopping her sparrow-like thoughts into bloody pieces that fell onto a growing pile of forgotten memories.”
— The Bulwer-Lytton prize for “bad opening sentences to imaginary novels” went this year to Sue Fondrie, of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, although there are many wonderful runners-up.

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