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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Write in the MYSTERY genre (04/05/07)

TITLE: What It Was?
By Marilyn Schnepp
04/10/07


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I'm going to tell you about the most exciting, provocative and tantalizing word in the English language. In fact, just the very mention of this word sparks interest, intrigue and fascination. What could it be?

Writers who specialize in it exclusively, or are adept and skilled enough to delve into the very heart of it, are very seldom paupers. Wow, What is it?

The word has been around since the beginning of time, and is, was, and will continue to be one of the most looked into, researched, and investigated subjects our world has ever known. What could it possibly be?

Such words as "mother, home and heaven" are comforting words; whereas "kill, slaughter and butcher" are brutal words, but the WORD I'm going to tell you about is depicted as "puzzling, secretive and obscure" - and can actually become downright mind boggling if unsolved, unanswered or unsatiated. Hmmm? Very interesting.

Still clueless? Well, try this on for size; it's got seven (7) letters which has the following words within its name: rye, rest, term, stem, sty, yet, trey, met, term, and try...just for starters. Thinking, Thinking.

Last Big Hint: The dictionary defines this WORD as: something that is secret or impossible to understand; something that arouses curiosity through its obscure nature; any truth unknowable; and/or unknown; puzzling, unfathomable or incomprehensible. What is it?

Duh! : If you haven't gotten tonight's Word by now, "YOU" will be added as one more definition of this Word in The New Dictionary, AND, I might add, without any objection or fear of being sued by Webster, Random House, Collegiate or Doubleday...as they all agree "YOU" are the perfect example of this WORD I bring you tonight, which, at long last I can reveal, the word is.../CUT/LIGHTS/FADE AWAY/COMMERCIAL

"Sorry, Ladies and Gentlemen, but we have run out of time for this evening. We appreciate you tuning into our broadcast and we bid you all a good night, and God Bless.

Hmmm? I wonder what the word was? I guess it will forever remain a Mystery...


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Sara Harricharan 04/12/07
Cute twist on 'mystery'. I was kind of hoping for something a little longer though. ^_^
Mariane Holbrook04/13/07
Duh, I don't have a clue. Ummmm (scratching head and watching dandruff fly...) Is it bigger than a bread box? Is it a word I could say in front of my mama? If I were dying, would this word be part of my last prayer? Does it rhyme with superfragalisticexpialidosis?

I'll go crazy until I found out the word. Can you be bribed? If so, phone me at 555-1212.

And thanks for a real mind- bender of a mental exercise.

I think. **grin**

Mariane (Dumber than a Doorknob) Holbrook
Joanne Sher 04/14/07
Definitely a different take on the topic. I can tell this topic stretched you. Not as engaging as I know you can be. Hoping humor is more to your liking :)
Julie Arduini04/17/07
Very cute!
Steve Uppendahl 04/20/07
Very cool idea. I never would've thought of it. Of course, I even had trouble figuring out the word until the very end.

Very good mystery in multiple ways. Impressive.