A Sentence Not Written By Us in a Satirical Manner, We Swear

by Johnny Debacle

From a contest to write the worst possible opening to a non-existent short story:

Carey, unnerved by an affair that had suffered through weeks of volatility, walked unsteadily, her dress etching complex runes in the fine patina of dust along the antiquated floor, to a rose-scented box of love letters in a vain attempt to find solace, like a security fund struggling to find liquidity in the US sub-prime mortgage market.


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