Monday, March 05, 2007

Fun Monday #7


Min over at Mama Drama is hosting this weeks Fun Monday and has come up with what I think is the hardest challenge yet:

'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.'

Before you go any further remember this is meant to be bad, I only hope it is bad enough!

I decided not only to write the worst opening sentence I could but to write a book in one sentence.

Did I succeed?

You decide.

The Mystery of the Dead Body.

'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.

32 comments:

ChrisB said...

I love love love love it you are so clever and as far as I am concerned it's brilliant. Love the model

Jenny said...

Ha! That was freaking awesome and the pictures were priceless.

Steffi said...

cool pictures! I love it,fantastic idee-typical Beccy!

Amy W said...

That is great and so clever!

Sally Lomax said...

That was great Beccy! I laughed!!! Love the piccies!!

min said...

When I read your comment at willowtree's, I was afraid you were going to back out! How was I to know that you had this magnificent storyboard going!?!
You're the greatest. Can't wait until next week!

nikki said...

love the pictures. it was perfect in a bad way!

frannie said...

what a cute fun Monday! You did a great job with it!

Sabrina said...

Absolutely fantastic!

Asha said...

That one was priceless!!:))

You are a creative mum!

Lisa said...

Great visual effects! Very good! (Or bad?!)

Beccy said...

Thank you Mum, my no.1 fan.

Thanks Jenny, we had fun with the pictures.

Not sure that blood oozing murders are typical me Steffi but I'll take it as a compliment!

Thanks Amy, I thought it was a bit stupid!

I knew that fake blood I bought many moon ago would be useful one day Sally!

Min, you're so sweet. I was a bit in awe of the cleverness of Willowtree's sentence. I opted for plain awful. As for next weeks challenge after reading some of your posts you'll find it a doddle!

What a perfect compliment, thanks Nikki.

Thanks Frannie, why don't you sign up for next week.

Not quite as nauseous as yours Sabrina.

Thanks Asha, I'm glad to put my creative talents to good use!

Bad, Lisa, very bad!

enid said...

what a clever idea, and so baaad it was good!

Robin said...

Ahhhh, I think you succeeded--an entire book, complete with pictures, and one (dreadful) tongue-in-cheek sentence. Touche'!

Bethany said...

I love this! Great pictures and story!

Pamela said...

Did you pay union wages to those wonderful actors?

They are going to want to be in the food pictures now... you've set a precedent.


I needed this smile today. I feel like the 2nd picture... except I'm still alive and in pain.

Stephanie said...

Yep. THAT'S a doozy!!! Love it!! BEEEYUTIFUL!

Little Miss Moi said...

Dear beccy! I did a novel in once sentence too. However, your's is far better and i just LOVE the illustrations!

Beccy said...

Thanks Enid, I like to be told I'm bad!

Yey hey Robin, do you think I'll get a publishing deal?

Thanks Bethany, the pictures were fun to do.

Pamela it depends whether a chocolate muffin constitutes union wages, what do you think?

Yey Stephanie I've written a doozie without knowing what a doozie is!

Beccy said...

LMM I'm off to check yours out it wasn't up when I peeked earlier!

Sam said...

can i be your number 2 fan, and Mollie's number 1 fan?

Purpleworms said...

So clever! I especially like our illustrations! Good job! (I can't wait for the sequel - guess you'll need a new detective!!)

ktjrdn said...

Interesting spin on it. love the actors. I had to bribe mine to be in pictures.

Beccy said...

Always Sam, always.

I guess I will purpleworms and a new villain and even a new victim!

Ktrdn, the actress is my daughter and she loves to perform unlike my sons!

Willowtree said...

That was great, err I'm mean awful! I loved the pictures, they helped take my mind off the bad sentence.

Liza said...

Hmm, I don't know that seemed to well done for me to say it's bad.

Karmyn said...

Well done - the models are the cutest.

Okay - count me in for next Monday. I'm getting my recipe out as we speak.

Jenn said...

great (novel-esque!) sentence and complete with actions shots! awesome... :)

my4kids said...

The pics are great Becci, very cute. Also I am afraid if I did this bad sentance thing it wouldn't look better then my own.

Beccy said...

Thanks Willowtree you were a hard act to follow!

Well that's some compliment Liza.

Thanks Karmyn, I look forward to you recipe.

Thanks Jenn, it was fun to do.

My4kids maybe you'll take up next weeks challenge!

eEmBee said...

Very Good indeed, wonderful cast of characters. Love Embee

Beccy said...

Thanks Dad.