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CONTEST: Fill My Tummy!
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Anikka
Anikka
Babelfish

Sep-18-2007 18:11

The premise: Using a given opening line and closing line, you must write a Noir mystery story to fill the space between opening and closing (fill the tummy, so to speak).

The rules:

* Entry must be ten sentences (not including opening and closing lines). There is no word limit, but run-on sentences are considered structurally incorrect and one word sentences are considered a cop-out. :-)

* Not counting their use in the opening and closing lines provided, words may only be used once. There are a few exceptions to this rule.

* Exceptions to the previous rule can be used no more than three times within the course of your ten sentences. The exceptions are the following words: "A", "I", "the", "that", "they"

* Spelling and grammar DO count.

* Opening and closing lines are interchangeable. You can use line #1 as your first or your last line, and the same for line #2. However, you may not use the same line for both beginning and end.

* All entries must be posted no later than 11:59 PM server time on September 28, 2007.


Yes, I have, indeed, worked out a story of my own to make sure it can be done while following the above rules. I'll post it after contest closing, if anyone wants to see it.

Finally, remember - the Thesaurus is your friend.


OPENING AND CLOSING LINES:

1. Benny the Snitch was a hard man to find when he didn't want to be found.

2. Gertie gave the man with the badge an icy smile and said, "You got nothing on me, copper."

Replies

Lady Jas
Lady Jas
The Chosen One

Oct-1-2007 21:41

David, what a selfless thing to do! And, once again, congrats to everyone! This was definately NOT an easy one to do!

ctown28
ctown28
Tireless Tiger

Oct-1-2007 21:52

David, thank you very much, that really wasn't necessary, you truly did do a wonderful job in such a difficult game. And thanks to Anikka for coming up with the idea, your contests are always great fun!

Let's have a round of applause for our loveley contest coordinator and all of her lovely judges!

I was gonna use a thesaurus to look up another word for lovely, but since the contest is over, I don't have to that anymore!!!!! :-)

detectivehappy
detectivehappy
Old Shoe

Oct-2-2007 11:25

Aww, that is so sweet David! You didn't have to do that at all. And thank you Anikka for creating such fun games :-D



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