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November 11, 7 PM PT, on Zoom – Flash Fiction Night: Clueless in Seattle
Past president Luanne Brown will host an evening of storytelling. Your story can be up to 250 words. But you don’t have to write something to join us. You can attend and listen to the stories of other members if you choose. If you want to participate, here is the starting point for your flash fiction:
It’s a dark and stormy night on the shores of Lake Washington and tech gazillionaire Boddy Big Bucks is having a mega party to celebrate her latest accomplishment. All the glitterati of the Emerald City are there to help Boddy celebrate. But a sudden windstorm takes the power out and in the few seconds it takes for the generators to kick in, somebody dies.
Your task, if you should accept it, is to write a 250-word Flash Fiction piece describing some part of this deadly dinner party. To craft your piece, use, if you like, the classic game of Clue, including its beloved characters, locations, weapons, and strategies to craft you piece.
Choose from the following characters or make up your own:
- Mrs. White
- Mrs. Peacock
- Professor Plum
- Colonel Mustard
- Ms. Scarlett
- Ms. Boddy
Choose from the following weapons or devise your own:
Select from the following locations for the murder to occur or build your own:
- Ball Room
- Billiard Room
- Dining Room
Choose to write any scene using the classic structure of eliminating a false possibility by questioning a suspect, eliminating suspects and weapons, spending time in a particular room to rule out the weapon and/or the murderer, or making an accusation. And don’t forget about the secret passages. And remember this is the third decade of the 21st century where gender as well as rules are fluid. And if you don’t like this set-up, simply go with your own. The main point is to have fun!
December (date TBD) – Holiday Party
More than likely a Zoom party. Details soon.