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CONTEST: 'A Day in the Life.....'

ms helen
ms helen

Hello, fellow Gumshoes!

Have you ever wondered what the Morgue Assistant really does with all those cadavers? Maybe you've wondered why Preston spends all his time in the bar?

We'd like to know what really goes on during the day-to-day life of some of our most well-known townies - and this is where YOU, my fellow gumshoes, come in.

We want you to write a story about a day in the life of a Townie. You may pick ONE of the following:

Pawn Broker
Beat Cop
Bartender
Reporter
Morgue Assistant
Tobacconeer

This contest is open to everyone, whether subscribed or unsubscribed.

THE RULES

Stories must be written in either first or third person.

Stories must not be longer than 1 forum post.

One Story per detective, and you may NOT use alt detectives to submit more.

Spelling and Grammar ARE important. Remember, Spell Check is your friend!

No Plagiarism, we expect your story to be completely your own work.

Please, remember the game is set in the 1950's, so no cell phones, personal computers/laptops, etc.

Also remember this is a detective game, so some form of mystery in the story will net you extra points.

The Judges: Anikka, Develin, Fletchi, and Ms. Helen. In the event of a tie our beloved Squirrel will have the deciding vote.

THE PRIZES:
1st Prize: 3 month sub + special item
2nd prize: 2 month sub + special item
3rd prize: 1 month sub + special item

Plus, anyone who posts a worthy entry (ie, NOT: i iz entering cuz i wanna win) will get a special little something too.

DEADLINE:
31st October 2010 (23:59 or 11:59 PM Server time)

Please post below if you have any questions. Please post your entry into this thread.

Good luck, all!

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ms helen
ms helen

Hehehe, you aren't the first and you certainly won't be the last to have missed that rule in past contests :)

I'll leave all your stories up so everyone can read them but we will take your first submission as your entry, and that's the one that will be judged.

Missy M.
Missy M.

Do I get bonus points for my rapidly posted first story?! (lol, just kidding...)

Belami
Belami

oh, okay. thanks, ms. helen! :)

Belami
Belami

Hi, my name is Patricia Rudisill and I'm one of the senior staff reporters at the local paper. A few of my investigative pieces have won awards and I'm proud of my plaques and certificates. My career gives me a lot of satisfaction, especially since my parents never thought I'd amount to anything and even laughed at me sometimes while I struggled in school. Now, after all this time as a journalist, I still get a thrill every time I see my name in the paper.

I'll never forgot my first murder investigation. I stood just outside of the roped area and scribbled my notes. It was horrible, watching the draped body being placed carefully into the ambulance, listening to the mean gossip from neighbors gathered together in tight little clumps, seeing the husband, shirt and hands still bloody, being taken away in handcuffs. It didn't seem real. But I went home and wrote my piece, and later on, even got to interview the victim's parents. I felt as though I were inside of a real live throbbing story then and I've been hooked on the crime beat ever since.

Sometimes things get slow around here. I itch to write a good story and see my name in the paper and maybe even have a chance at one of the big jouranlism awards. That's how it started out, my...helping things along. Someone who was gonna die anyway. Something that was gonna get burned down anyway. Something that would make a good story.

Everybody is amazed at how I am the first reporter on scene at such times. "You have a nose for news," they say. But that's not it. It's just that I really, really love my job. It's such a thrill to see my name in the paper.

dr dover
dr dover

A description / character definition: PRESTON GROSSO, Beat Cop

After the last false accusation, there wasn't much left professionally for Detective Grosso. Police detective status slowly evaporated. Fiance disappeared. No brothers, sisters, family... Now there's no more Detective Grosso. Just a beat cop with an intricate knowledge of all things related to a pistol. The detective money will always be there for Grosso, but money coult easily be a grain of salt for Grosso. Money wasn't nothing. A bed, bath, mirror for shaving, a couple of cheap suits. Grosso's in heaven. With the alcohol problem, the force wouldn't let him back into a court room in fear that he may be overwhelmed by an attorney trying to make his name. But with Grosso's knowledge, the force didn't want him working for the wrong people, either. So Detective Grosso is now Beat Cop Grosso, with a Detective's Pay. Only giving his insight to the private eyes that somehow gain his trust and sympathy, Grosso isn't doing bad for himself, financially. But nowadays, Grosso is all about pulling in the money and fulfilling his own deceptive desires, but still holding a grudge against the force that turned their back on him. Not one to be trusted, Grosso can be found in his corner of the bar holding court with his street connections (wannabees, fixers, crooks, good guys, bad guys, weak, strong,...) and endless detective migrations aimed at getting a piece of his mental library and priceless connections. For a price, Grosso's there for you. He knows the ins and the outs. Especially with pistols. But make sure you know what you're asking about prior to your visit with Grosso, otherwise you may be on your own.

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