A Shrewdness of Apes

An Okie teacher banished to the Midwest. "Education is not the filling a bucket but the lighting of a fire."-- William Butler Yeats

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Prayer for a friend

Praying for my friend the Rambling Educat as she mourns the loss of her sister. Please keep her and her family in your prayers.

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Of dark and stormy nights, Bulwer-Lytton, and gerbils

The 2010 Bulwer-Lytton Bad Fiction Writing Contest is in the books, and the winning entry inspired a shudder in me even as I read it the first time. Here's the winning gem, from Molly Ringle of Seattle, Washington:

"For the first month of Ricardo and Felicity's affair, they greeted one another at every stolen rendezvous with a kiss--a lengthy, ravenous kiss, Ricardo lapping and sucking at Felicity's mouth as if she were a giant cage-mounted water bottle and he were the world's thirstiest gerbil."

There are also winners in the western and mystery categories. Head on over! You do not want to miss them!


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