The Deacon's Bench

“For the first month of Ricardo and Felicity’s affair, they greeted one another at every stolen rendezvous with a kiss–a lengthy, ravenous kiss, Ricardo lapping and sucking at Felicity’s mouth as if she were a giant cage-mounted water bottle and he were the world’s thirstiest gerbil.”

Molly Ringle, Seattle, WA,
winner of the 2010 Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest for worst first sentence of a novel.