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CONTEST: What I Did Last Summer
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topkebab
topkebab
Lucky Stiff

Apr-8-2009 10:27

Ok, remember when you were in school, and you had write an essay, "What I Did Last Summer"?

Well, tell me what YOU did last summer. I mean you, the detective. It should be in character but it doesn't have to be about sleuth, since even detectives have holidays sometimes, right?

RULES

-Spelling and grammar count! I will put you on a blacklist and haunt you forever if u rite lyk dis.

-There is a 2000 character limit. That's one box.

-Contest closes Thursday, April 30 11:59:59pm. No exceptions.

-Currently I am the only judge, and bribes are welcome.

PRIZES

1st prize $100,000 sleuth dollars or a 2-month sub
2nd prize $50,000 sleuth dollars or a 1-month sub

So, what did you do last summer?

Replies

ctown28
ctown28
Tireless Tiger

May-1-2009 06:47

Did I win yet?

Great entries everyone, can't wait to see the results of tk's judging! :-)

Anais Nin
Anais Nin
Thespian

May-1-2009 09:46

I enjoyed reading everyone's stories! :) Lots of fun.

And, I love how I just sneaked in there, 10 min left to spare...

And Sara? I do NOT natter.



Ms Helen
Ms Helen
Con Artist

May-7-2009 10:20

Ok so everyone knows I'm the most patient person in the world right?

Yeah thought not, so......anyway......I WANNA KNOOOOOOW

*stamps feet*

:D

topkebab
topkebab
Lucky Stiff

May-8-2009 21:15

I'm not sure where my summer went, really. I feel like I did so much, yet I don't seem to have done much at all! I had a good run of cases before Easter so was able to cut my workload dramatically during the summer. With all that free time on my hands, what better way to spend it than down at the Owl and Walnut, getting re-acquainted with old friends?

I remember one afternoon quite well. Towards the end of the summer I was with an old pal reminiscing about our school days. Chalkboards, starched uniforms, and the obligatory "What I did last summer" essays at the start of every year. So in my gin-enhanced state I had (what I thought was) a brilliant idea. I could run a writing contest right here in Sleuthville! It would be so easy, just stick a notice up and let everyone else do all the work. Well, little did I realise how wrong I was.

It seemed to be popular and the entries came flooding in. Ctown, under the delusion that he was being paid to hang around the bar, put his in first, and very pleased with himself he was too. There were a few great entries from some detectives who I didn't know very well. Of course, if you make rules, someone's bound to break them. Mak, known to tell a tall story or ten, submitted a book! I smiled at her politely, thanked her, and promptly threw it in the bin. I didn't have time to read all that! And some upstart named Lolita didn't even write in English. What cheek.

The deadline came and went, and suddenly I realised I had to try to sensibly and impartially judge the entries. What had I let myself in for? It proved much harder than I had anticipated, and it took me more than a week to make up my mind. Eventually, without too much fanfare I put up another small notice announcing Sister Rosetta as the winner and Keira Ann as runner-up. I knew their reputations as great detectives, I was sure they would be able to find me without delay to claim their prizes.

The second hardest thing about that contest was forking over all that cash.

Keira Ann
Keira Ann
Bloodhound

May-9-2009 00:44

Wow! Thank you for naming me runner-up!

I enjoyed reading all the different stories, I think everyone did an amzing job of writing!



Secret_Squirrel
Secret_Squirrel
Safety Officer

May-9-2009 01:36

Congrats guys! And thanks to topkebab for runnning the contest, judging it and supplying the prize. :D

Lolita Marinez
Lolita Marinez
Sleuth About Town

May-9-2009 04:45

Congratulations to the winner and runner up! Well done.

And as for ENGLISH???? We speak STRAYLIAN round these parts! LOL

Anais Nin
Anais Nin
Thespian

May-9-2009 10:41

Congrats to Sister Rosetta and Keira Ann!!! :) I loved reading everyone's stories!

Ms Helen
Ms Helen
Con Artist

May-9-2009 12:35

Woot Woot congrats you two :)

And thanks TK for running the contest. was a lot of fun.

Sister Rosetta
Sister Rosetta
Red-Nosed

May-9-2009 12:35

*bows*

Thank you everyone! I can't believe that my story won. There were so many creative and wonderful entries that I had really no idea who'd win. It was a pleasure to read them all, and congratulations to Keira Ann for being named runner-up!

Great job everyone! :)

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