Today is Mid-August Day in Italy !
Un felice e divertente Ferragosto ai miei connazionali and a happy day all !
See you tomorrow pic.twitter.com/Hi57Ef2ApR
— Stefano S. Magi (@StefanodocSM) August 15, 2017
The winner of the thirty-fifth Lyttoniad is Kat Russo from picturesque Loveland, Colorado. Kat describes herself as having twenty-six years of experience in covering social awkwardness with humor and stories about her cats. She spends her time working in outdoor retail and at a wildlife rehabilitation center while trying to figure out how to use her art degree.
Conceived to honor the memory of Victorian novelist Edward George Earl Bulwer-Lytton and to encourage unpublished authors who do not have the time to actually write entire books, the contest challenges entrants to compose bad opening sentences to imaginary novels.
Bulwer was selected as patron of the competition because he opened his novel “Paul Clifford” (1830) with the immortal words, “It was a dark and stormy night.”
Are you ready for the winning entry for 2017?
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The elven city of Losstii faced towering sea cliffs and abutted rolling hills that in the summer were covered with blankets of flowers and in the winter were covered with blankets, because the elves wanted to keep the flowers warm and didn’t know much at all about gardening.
Astronomers reject the idea of Nibiru, and have made efforts to inform the public that there is no threat to Earth.
That’s well and fine but we’ve seen quite a few examples in recent years of ‘scientists’ getting it wrong, not least the IPCC ‘scientists’. And there is something going on at the end of our solar system which has not been satisfactorily explained away – some have mentioned a black hole, SF devotees have mentioned an interface with another dimension.
It may be a bit rich for a believer in the Sky Fairy to smile at the above but there is this:
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