Min over at Mama Drama is hosting this weeks Fun Monday and has come up with what I think is the hardest challenge yet:
Before you go any further remember this is meant to be bad, I only hope it is bad enough!
'This is my challenge to you. Write the worst opening sentence that you can come up with.
But wait...there's more!
You may accompany this atrocity of the literary word with a photo of your setting, a character or a bit of action that relates to the opening line or (for those who do not have a camera) a written description of same. Be creative. If your work is set in L.A. but you have no photo of this town, perhaps you can build a mock-up from Kleenex boxes and Dixie cups. If the action requires a rhinoceros, perhaps the cat will allow you to strap an ice-cream cone to its nose.'
I decided not only to write the worst opening sentence I could but to write a book in one sentence.
Did I succeed?
'Hmmmm' said Detective Inspector Ila Solvit 'the murder of this beautiful, popular, fun loving, soul seeking, party girl is a tricky case, let me look at the evidence...
ahhh, a bullet through the forehead...interesting...interesting...the person who committed this atrocity, who ended this life so prematurely, who saw fit to decide when to pull the plug on living is...you
Iva Dunnit, why you've still got the murder weapon in your ahhh' as Detective Inspector Solvit fell to the ground Iva Dunnit walked off into the sunset never to be seen again.