My liturary walk of shame entailed my submission qualifying as dishonorable mention in the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, otherwise known as the Dark and Stormy Night Contest.
The object of this contest is to submit the worst possible first line to a fictitious novel.
Here was my entry....
Derwin Thoryndike vowed to place a 14-carat engagement ring on the finger of Glenda-Sue Ellington, so now all he had to do was save up enough money to buy the ring, get it inscribed, and then locate a person named Glenda-Sue Ellington and convince her to marry him.
(Favorite submissions from other authors to follow)