A Defective Detective

Sinister shadows suggest it's time for a detective story! But in this case, it is a defective detective--someone with definite flaws and foibles. Keep it generally medium-level or PG-rated. Describe a crime, using at least one exchange of dialogue, that your detective seems to solve confidently, but which turns out with hilarious or unexpected results. Maybe he or she jumps to a conclusion but misses the last hurdle. Or maybe a clue is interpreted as having more significance than it really contains. You may invent your own original detective of any age or background, even one without a formal title. Or you can do a parody or tribute of another well-known detective (and clue us in on who you chose). Minimum 200 words, maximum 1000 words.

The contest winner will win half of the prize pool which is based on the number of entries. The second and third place winners will each share the remaining prize pool. The prize pool is currently 36.00 member dollars. There are 9 spots still open. If all open spots are used the prize pool will be 72.00 member dollars. In this contest at least 2 submissions must be made for the vote to begin.

Deadline: Contest is closed. Deadline was Tuesday, November 19, 2019.

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This contest is open to all members. Past contest winners can join the contest. A voting booth will be created shortly after the deadline is reached. At that time all participants will be contacted so they can vote.

The voting booth will include this summary of the contest:

    Story must be about a detective who makes an error, limit 200 to 1000 words.

If you plan to write for this contest reserve a spot. There are a limited number of entries. A vote by writers will determine the winner. The decision is final. All members that submit a work are encouraged to vote. One entry per person. New entries to the site only. If you already posted a work on FanStory.com that work is not eligible for a contest.

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Deadline: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at 11:59pm EST.

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