This is pretty awesome, The Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest which is a competition for the absolute worst opening line for a book.
The 2014 winner was by Elizabeth Dorfman with the magnificent …
When the dead moose floated into view the famished crew cheered – this had to mean land! – but Captain Walgrove, flinty-eyed and clear headed thanks to the starvation cleanse in progress, gave fateful orders to remain on the original course and await the appearance of a second and confirming moose.
They even have different categories, check out the website. The Sci Fi winner was Suzy Levinson,
The spaceship hovered like a saucer, only rounder, deeper, the product of an unholy union between dessert plate and finger bowl, as any of the villagers familiar with traditional service à la russe dining could plainly see
Hopefully i’m not the last person on the internet to discover this!