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Date: 9-23-2012
Word Limit: 1500
Words Written: 24,099

Judges (crits):
*budgieinspector
Erik Shawn-Bohner
Black Griffon

Some of you have been complaining that we're going too easy on you. Well, how about we pick up the pace a little bit for this interesting little prompt. Something topical, something strange. A short little look into the lives of a pair of twins.

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/201...found-dead?lite


    The sheriff's department in El Dorado County broke protocol this week and released the names of two deceased residents without notifying their relatives.

    The problem is they can't find any relatives of the twin sisters who were found dead inside their South Lake Tahoe home last week.

    The bodies were discovered on Feb. 27, according to the sheriff's department. Authorities say they most likely died within a short time of one another of natural causes. They had been dead for several weeks before they were discovered, according to reports.

    The sheriffs haven't been able to locate the next of kin of the women. Apparently throughout their lives, they always listed each other on all official forms.



IMPORTANT NOTES:

1) The names have been changed to protect the innocent: They are now Lucy and Darcy. You are writing their history.
2) All the info applicable to this prompt is in the quote above. The rest of the article doesn't need to be included, but it's there since it's based on a true story.
3) Pick an appropriate period of their life to write about (1939-2012) and create a story about our now fictional Lucy and Darcy's life--not their birth or death but something in between. The story must make sense for the time period you've chosen, so they can't have an iPad in 1960. Do your research into time periods and make sure everything makes sense.
4) Make sure it's interesting. You have some creative license in what you have them doing, so take advantage of that so long as it's not out of the ball-park implausible.

Task: Write an interesting short about one period in the lives of these two twins.


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