Monday Question: WTF WIP?

Last week I was editing The Blue Blazes, back from the Metal Men of the Cranky Cyborg, and in this WIP (work-in-progress) I found the following, erm, puzzling sentence:

“He sat on the toilet, dwarfing.”

The scene takes place in a bathroom, yes.

Nothing scatological.

But I have no idea what this sentence means.

It certainly… conjures some fascinating images. (And leads to the new Tolkien-esque euphemism for pooping: “BRB, I’m going to go throw some dwarves into Moria.”)

The editor was wise enough to place a very lengthy note next to this sentence, which if I recall correctly went on and on and looked something like this:


Seems to sum it up.

Every once in a while we find a sentence in our WIPs that make no goddamn sense at all.

So, that’s the question.

What curiously broken sentences have you found inside your work?