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Bad Writing Honored

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I was never much of one for auto shop in high school, so I would have never thought to compare a woman’s anatomy to a carburetor, but that’s exactly what gearhead Dan McKay in Fargo, North Dakota did to win San Jose State University’s annual Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest.

A CNN article states “‘As he stared at her ample bosom, he daydreamed of the dual Stromberg carburetors in his vintage Triumph Spitfire,’ he wrote, comparing a woman’s breasts to ‘small knurled caps of the oil dampeners.'” San Jose State English professor Scott Rice said “We want writers with a little talent, but no taste. And Dan’s entry was just ludicrous.”

See some of the other honorable mentions here.