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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


Cordelia Falco
Cordelia Falco
Battered Shoe

Jan-12-2008 10:24

When Sleuths get creative in rhyme
You know that you'll have a good time
Whether lewd, rude and funny,
Disturbing or sunny,
Mysterious or simply sublime.

Nice job all!

Sleuth About Town

Jan-12-2008 10:26

Way to Go, again, Stoob!
Big Thanks again for a great contest, Anikka. :-)
And thanks to the judges too. This one was delightfully entertaining.

Battered Shoe

Jan-12-2008 19:37

Congrats everyone, what a fun time!

Safety Officer

Oct-29-2009 16:15

bump for nostalgia, this was fun

Battered Shoe

Oct-30-2009 11:39

I met up with my good friend SS Mod
Who smacked down on a self-proclaimed Sleuth God
While giving his pugilistic best
Our Squirrelly assessed:
"Next time I use a trout on your kisser, not Cod"

Molly Maltese
Molly Maltese
Old Shoe

Oct-30-2009 16:40

There once was a sleuth named Molly
for whom Sleuth caused much folly
she should be at work
but that she did shirk
to chase down villains, good golly!


Heimlich VonVictor
Heimlich VonVictor

Oct-30-2009 17:00

There once was a man with a brother
Suspected of killing his mother
He hired a sleuth
Concluding with proof,
It surely could be no other!

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