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Subject: Seattle Weather Forecast ?
From: Schwartz, Victor

[ Note from webmaster: This may have been a "purple prose" winner ... but could it also be a Seattle Weather Forecast?]

The results are in for the winners of this year's Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest for BAD WRITING. And as usual, the winners are entertaining.

But this year the "panel of undistinguished judges" created other categories and named winners in each. One "David Hirsute," of Seattle, won in the Purple Prose category:

"Rain - violent torrents of it, rain like fetid water from a God-sized pot of pasta strained through a sky-wide colander, rain as Noah knew it, flaying the shuddering trees, whipping the whitecap waters, violating the sodden firmament, purging purity and filth alike from the land, rain without mercy, without surcease, incontinent rain, turning to intermittent showers overnight with partial clearing Tuesday."

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