ABOUT THE CONTEST
Read this section carefully. Your submission will be judged on how well it meets the requirements outlined below.
This contest is for flash fiction, which means 2,000 words or less excluding the title. Up to 20 of the submissions will be included in an anthology to be published by Tesseray Publishing and promoted in conjunction with its forthcoming card game titled Body Be Gone™.
In the game Body Be Gone™ players are cleaners, people who dispose of bodies quietly with no questions asked. There are many silly ways, places, and actions you can take to dispose of the bodies using the cards in your hand. This is a lighthearted party game – for context think Scooby Doo or the movie Clue.
The player who does the best (without getting arrested by the FBI) wins a franchise from Body Be Gone™ – a company that claims they’ve been “Mopping Up Loose Ends Since 1927”.
Yet no one knows the story behind the franchise! How did it get started? Where did it get started? Was it an accident? How did the original owners find their first customer? How did they dispose of the body?
This is where you come in. Writers of all kinds are invited to help us solve the mystery.
Write a story in 2,000 words or less about the beginning of the Body Be Gone™ franchise. It must take place in the year 1927 and be suitable to read for ages 12 and up.
Do not tell us a murder story – we don’t care!
We want to know how the body was disposed of! Remember we are known for our thorough and creative disposal methods, as well as our discretion. (Hmmm…that discretion part might be why we don’t know how we started.)