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Dec-10-2007 00:33

Yeah, the limerick sure is an art form. Is it YOUR art form? Show us!

Yes, it's the Sleuth Limerick contest. Let's get all the icky rule stuff out of the way.

* Limerick should be about Sleuth Noir OR a murder mystery OR about a detective or crime.

* You can put in as many entries as you like :)

* Entries must follow standard limerick rhythm and rhyming patterns (see example below)

* Limericks are usually, historically speaking, vulgar. Let's not go that route in this contest, thanks.

* Spelling counts, etc. As always.

* Entries must be posted by 11:59 PM server time on December 31, 2007

There are prizes to be had!! Happy, happy prizes, all waiting for YOU, yes, YOU! to win them.

* Subscribed winner(s) will receive Sleuthcash. Yay, sleuthcash! Who wants to be a millionaire? YOU DO! (okay, just for the record, I'm not giving away a million dollars in Sleuthcash - more like $100,000)
* Unsubscribed winner(s) will receive a one month gift subscription and $50,000 Sleuthcash. WOOT!


This example was written by that famous author, Anonymous. Okay, fine, I wrote it. :-P

There once was a tough but smart chump
Whose client was charmingly plump,
He tracked down the killer -
T'was Thomas, the miller!
Thus breaking his false accuse slump.

If you need more information about the rhythm, try this (ripped right from Wikipedia): "There WAS a young MAN from the COAST;" "There ONCE was a GIRL from DeTROIT..."

Basically, syllable-wise, 8,8,6,6,8 with a rhyme scheme of A,A,B,B,A


Battered Shoe

Dec-31-2007 19:34

There once was a director named Jas
(Who was known to possess a lot pizazz)
When working a case
(Which she did with great haste)
She was well known to listen to jazz.


Dec-31-2007 19:43

There once was a chick named Sunniva
Whose fisticuffs were known all the way to Geneva
While beating a bad villain down
She said with a frown
This sissy cries more than a diva!

Old Shoe

Dec-31-2007 19:48

There once was an admin named Ben,
To whom my thanks I duly sen'.
For he made this sweet game,
Now I'm just not the same,
For we're all addicted. Amen.

Safety Officer

Dec-31-2007 21:28

(nice Sunniva)

A Sleuth took to wearing a hat
For style and panache... fancy that!
And in his spare time
He liked to make rhyme
Sucking up to admin... what a brat!


Happy New Year Jojo :p ;)

There once was a Sleuth: Laura Vo,
Who chased bad guys for fun, not for dough.
She wasn't too fussy,
Priest, Butcher or Hussy
She'd catch them; tall, thin, fast or slow.

I don't think I could rhyme Sunniva as well as Sunniva did :)

Safety Officer

Dec-31-2007 22:08

And for Ani...

A perp' told a friend in the slammer
That he'd killed his old girl with a hammer.
It's stupid I know,
I had a job on the go!
But she picked at my ransom note's grammar.

Sleuthgirl Ciara
Sleuthgirl Ciara

Jan-1-2008 01:14

u peole shuln't walk in gum, okay? I canged to breast mints when i herd it made stcky messes for the other ppl hu come to tha same class after me. I love skool!

Tana Danat
Tana Danat
Freedom Fighter

Jan-2-2008 15:54

There once was a Sleuth named Squirrel
And when he failed a hunt would hurl
But what is sad,
And yes this is bad
He gave people nuts, to try and get the girl

Battered Shoe

Jan-8-2008 20:11

There once was a contest in Noir
The entries both fun and bizarre.
While waiting for the judge
The thread was given a nudge,
And this gal awaited the results at the bar.

Sleuth About Town

Jan-9-2008 14:53

We all sat nervously waiting,
For the judges to do all their grading,
Their choices I trust,
And a drink is a must,
So I think I'm gonna join Laura Vo at the pub, and maybe sing a couple of limericks that weren't fit for print. ;-D


Jan-9-2008 23:18

I sat, drink in hand
With my back to the band
Laura and Brick did converse
In lewd, lyrical verse
And the whole thing turned out to be grand

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