This was part of a creative challenge a few years ago … we were given nine words to be included into a ‘story’ of 100 words … I ended up writing a mystery – and then as is the way – the other participants asked Who had done it?
I hadn’t set out to do this … but this is what happened … obviously the detective will need some time to work out who dun it!! … and so that post will appear in a week to ten days … as there are a couple of other posts to get up first.
The words to be used were …
- Timothy; Rena and Jerome
- A Fly
|No Miss Scarlett is alive and well - nor|
was the revolver used and we know Timothy
died in the Closet (the new room)
Cluedo (Clue in North America) is a murder mystery board game for 3 – 6 players … many of you will have heard of it, played it and at least probably know the characters.
- Miss Scarlett
- Professor Plum
- Mrs Peacock
- Reverent Green
- Colonel Mustard
- Mrs White
Rooms in the mansion where the murder can take place: and, of course, I see the image I selected doesn't match the names we use in the British version of the game - sorreee!
- Billiard Room
- Dining Room
- “Cellar” – where the cards are hidden with the answer
The deck of cards … one of each type is selected and hidden – the aim is to deduce the details of the murder … by rolling the dice and having the opportunity to collect clues …. there are apparently 324 possibilities …
My version follows along similar lines – the setting gives you the idea – with a ‘new room’:
A Cluedo Mystery … Who Done It?
The fly buzzed around Timothy, death was not far away; the swell of the closet curtains in the evening breeze showed the air circulating, keeping it fresh for now.
Rena and Jerome worked happily on with their typography, the magnitude of their father’s project keeping them fully involved – forgetting about his ‘temporary’ absence.
Joe, the typesetter, Amanda, the glyph modifier, Andrew, the art director, worked nearby. Cluedo has a new room, new death and new murderer. Who murdered Timothy in the closet with a typesetter’s lead-based alloy?
|Looks pretty real to me - but I sure hope not!|
One of the characters murdered Timothy, but how and with what … we know it happened in a ‘new room’ … but the story idea is based on Cluedo – though there’s a Hilary twist (there is a clue though) …
So none of the story characters actually killed Timothy, who died in the Closet ... one of the Cluedo characters using one of the weapons contain the key ...
|Well we know it's not the dining room, nor|
the revolver ... the dice is not a weapon ...
This took me out of my comfort zone … but I enjoyed the experience of writing the 94 word plot, devising a story around the nine word prompts … others participated – but I can’t find the blog posts any more …
... and thought I’d like to get it onto my blog … with the story answer to follow shortly ...
The few of you who read this just over four years ago .... pretty please don't tell!! Thank you.
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