Iron Fic 4-5


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Iron Fic 4-5: Whodunnit?

Another dark night in a city that knows how to keep its secrets. Suddenly, footsteps, an alarm raised. A crime committed and the perp escaped. But not for long, because you catch criminals for a living.

*piano solo*

Crime dramas are stories about solving crimes through investigation, interrogation, logic and more than a little luck. Your challenge this week is to write a small mystery, a "Whodunnit". Some crime has been committed and your character is part of the investigation. You might completely fuse the source material with a police procedural or noir setting, or perhaps the characters are only evoking those tropes in their home setting.

Your character might be heading the investigation, be long-suffering assistant, be a bystander roped into helping or the criminal mastermind undermining the case. The crime itself could be a serious one, or the case of a stolen pudding. How serious you want to be is up to you.

Keywords this time are "noir" and "mystery". The challenge is made!


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Seeing this challenge got me into gear to start writing a fic that I've been planning on.

Chapter One is in the HP Preview section here:

<a href='' target='_blank' rel='nofollow'>Of The Silver Light.</a>

It is a HP mystery.


KING (In Land of Blind)
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A mystery puzzle is too complex in terms of plot for a four-hour challenge. I came up with like two-three ideas, but they were all way too complicated.


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All that you had to do is have someone die and leave the killer unknown. Actually deciding the why, how, and who aren't important for a challenge like this.