The Lyttle Lytton differs from the rather more famous Bulwer-Lytton Contest in that the Lyttle Lytton stresses brevity. How much subtle badness can you pack into a short space? (For the 2012 contest, the limit is 200 characters.)
The 2011 winners range from typically bad sentences:
Cowboy Bret said to Dave (another cowboy), “Now let’s rustle up these cattles.”
To subtle oddness:
He, from a physical stature, was short.
And include a well-done takedown of an entire style of genre writing:
I passed the fledgling plastic to the checkout chick. “Cred?” she said.
And one that I cannot read out loud without laughing:
Princess Amabel brushed her silky golden hair and tried not to think about my breasts.
All in all, a highly successful year.