David McKenzie, 55, of Federal Way, Wash., won the grand prize in San Jose State University's annual Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest with this:
"Folks say that if you listen real close at the height of the full moon, when the wind is blowin' off Nantucket Sound from the nor' east and the dogs are howlin' for no earthly reason, you can hear the awful screams of the crew of the "Ellie May," a sturdy whaler Captained by John McTavish; for it was on just such a night when the rum was flowin' and, Davey Jones be damned, big John brought his men on deck for the first of several screaming contests."
I would read that novel! It has everything; Ellie May (Who can't fondly remember her?), boats, rum and best of all a free thinking Captain.
There are probably some useful passages in this blog that might be Bulwer-Lytton worthy.
"...And there I was..."
Go read the story at the link.
I have ordered another scanner for the Barco Mac. Unlike the nice Canon MX 860, this one will scan Negatives. I have hundreds of pictures that I haven't seen in years, and I think it might be faster than scanning each photo. Plus, there will be some gems that have been unseen for up to twenty years. Or, it could be another sign of my lack of computer awareness.
Ninety seven bucks towards the salvage of our economy, right?