In this game, we try to write the worst opening sentence of a novel. This game is inspired by the Bulwer-Lytton contest:
Basically, we’re trying to write the worst opening sentence (not sentences; one sentence only) to a novel. Past examples are at the link above, if you want to see what we’re aiming for.
I propose that we use categories, each open for a few days or so. These categories might be “science-fiction,” “action-adventure,” “romantic comedy,” “western,” “horror,” or pretty much any much any novel genre that you think might work. One category might be “Open,” which is fine, and one you might use when you cannot think of anything else.
The winner is the judge, and chooses what he or she believes to be the worst entry. That winner selects the next category. Ready? Here we go:
Jingles the cat sniffed his toys, and wandered over to his food dish, which was full, but not as much as Jingles liked it, nor was his water bowl as full as Jingles liked it, but his plaintive meows fell on deaf ears while his owner, Jerry Cromwell, was trying to complete a stock trade online.