The challenge of this contest is to write a locked room mystery that takes place somewhere other than earth, where one of the main characters is either deaf, dumb, or blind.
Don't know what a locked room mystery is? A locked room mystery is one in which the perpetrator commits a crime, usually a murder, under circumstances which seem impossible. For instance, a murder is committed in a room that is locked with no windows. How did the perpetrator get into the room? How could the crime be committed? In locked room mysteries there is usually a crime scene with no indication of how the perpetrator could have entered or exited, or committed the crime. For more of an explanation, as well as examples, please visit the following links:
Wikipedia - Locked-room mystery
TV Tropes - Locked Room Mystery
You can find additional examples by Googling the term.
- Locked room mystery.
- Does not take place on earth.
- One of the characters must be deaf, dumb, or blind.
There is no minimum length. The maximum length is 5,000 words.
Two entries are allowed per member. In the case of more than two entries, the first two entries submitted will be judged.
The first-place winner will receive $100. Two second-place winners will receive $25. We're looking for the most original and entertaining stories. Good luck!
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