As she fell face down into the black muck of the mud- wrestling pit, her sweaty, three-hundred-pound opponent muttering soft curses in Latin on top of her, Sister Marie thought, "There is no doubt about it: the Pope has betrayed me."
- written by Richard J. Savastio of Media, Pennsylvania for the 1983 Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, a "write the opening sentence to the worst of all possible novels" contest sponsored by the English Department at San Jose State University and named for Edward George Bulwer-Lytton (the man who originally penned the line "It was a dark and stormy night" in his 1830 novel "Paul Clifford").
This line was also reprinted in "It Was A Dark And Stormy Night", compiled by Scott Rice (Penguin Books, 1984).
I'm going twenty-four hours a day...I can't seem to stop - "Turn Up The Radio", Autograph
I humbly bow to the lady from Wisconsin on the challenge. Excellent work.
"As she fell face down into the black muck of the mud-wrestling pit, her sweaty, 300-pound opponent muttering soft curses in Latin on top of her, Sister Marie thought, "There is no doubt about it; the Pope has betrayed me."
People say its rigged, but hell, everyone knew going in to that Pepsi 400 that the DEI and RCR cars have always been the best with the restrictor plates. Earnhardt put a lot of time and effort into that part of the program.