Time for a Chick Pic

Cozy readers—and especially Chicks on the Case readers—are some of the most creative folks on the planet so we’re asking you to play Chick Pic with us! Give us a couple of sentences … who is this character? What’s their back story? Victim, murderer, nosy neighbor, innocent suspect? The more ridiculous the better! Each comment can build on the next until we have a fully-fleshed out character. Or if you don’t like the direction the comment thread is going, start a new one. Writing is all about rewriting, after all. Let’s have some wacky creative fun!

(Extra points if you can name the Chick pictured … but remember, the points don’t mean anything—ha!)


25 thoughts on “Time for a Chick Pic

  1. This is Laney. She fancies herself a modern Nancy Drew and is constantly annoying people by walking around, asking questions, and making notes in her “detective notebook.” She’s convinced a gang is using the old Morse place for a hideout. No one believes her. But tonight is Halloween. It’s a perfect excuse to bang on the door of the old Morse place, find out what’s going on, and prove she’s right.

    (This is a hard one – my money’s on Cynthia).

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  2. And Laney tried to disguise herself using stage makeup. Why she went with this particular “witches of MacBeth” look is anyone’s guess but Laney isn’t the brightest detective bulb, lol.

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    1. She may not be the brightest bulb, but Laney is proud of herself for hiding a sewing needle in her nose makeup. If she finds herself in a tight spot, she plans on removing it and “stabbing” a gang member or two with it. She’s a fan of the element of surprise.

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  3. What Laney didn’t know is that the makeup used to belong to the Phantom of the Opera. When she put it on, she began to channel the Phantom — now she’s torn between going to the Morse place or downtown to the Opera House to engage in an orgy of violence…

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  4. And unbeknownst to the Morse gang, Laney moonlights as an opera singer, so she’s going to make a grand entrance singing the sleepwalking aria from MacBeth, thereby distracting them and being able to discover evidence of their nefarious deeds.

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  5. Little does Laney know that once she opens her mouth to sing, everyone who lives within a five-mile radius can identify her distinctive soprano voice. And the Morse gang has some tricks up their sleeve this Halloween night, including a new cache of scythes and chainsaws.

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  6. But wait! Laney’s plan has hit a snag. Her face is mellllllting, straight off the chin…Now the Morse Gang will recognize her. Does she jump through the window and pray for a soft landing, or run back into the woods?

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  7. After her disguise melted, she had no choice but to convince her understudy to go on in her place. Laney sweetly applied the make-up to the excited ingenue, who had no idea Laney was leading her directly into the detective’s handcuffs.

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