A Challenge - Finish Writing This Mystery Story
The challenge is to finish writing this mystery story in which every sentence must include at least one title from the 67 movies directed by Alfred Hitchcock. All 67 titles must be used in the story and each can be used once only.
I have made a start, can anyone finish it for me?
PLEASE NOTE: if you wish to do a complete story of your own, go right ahead. It will be included in the judging.
NOTE ALSO: you will be forgiven if you do not wish to use one or more of the following:
"The Alfred Hitchcock Hour"
"Alfred Hitchcock Presents"
Sound Test for Blackmail
The repeat (H. remade it) of The Man Who Knew Too Much
MY STORY SO FAR:
Full of suspicion and, I confess, feeling something worse than stagefright, I entered the soon to be notorious house. A phonograph played Waltzes from Vienna in a room inhabited, I later discovered, by the lodger. I ascended the thirty-nine steps to the third floor and slipped quietly into Harry's room.
What met my eyes kept me spellbound for a while. "Frenzy," I thought. "Some psycho has turned this place over."
At the rear window I held aside the torn curtain and looked out. North by northwest, beyond the family plot, could be glimpsed the the hotel Rebecca and I had been staying at, where we had signed in as 'Mr. and Mrs. Smith'. The view was rich and strange, but Harry's room was high and a touch of vertigo made me turn away.
The trouble with Harry, the Manxman, was that he was the man who knew too much and he wasn't above a little blackmail now and then.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT: Each story-conclusion or full story posted here will be judged by Listologists when THE TIME LIMIT of 16 January 2006 has been reached. A poll (or something) will be held to decide the best one.
Why that particular date? It will be my 6th anniversary as a Listology member. [Stop, bertie, you're breakin' my heart!] I will post my own completed story on or shortly after 16 January 2006. PLEASE NOTE that the time limit for entries in this contest has been extended to Thursday 16 February 2006. The reasons for this are (1) the holiday season, and (2) to allow for more entries.
THERE IS NOW A PRIZE for the winner of this contest. (No the winner won't be me.) I promise to send the winner a DVD of any Alfred Hitchcock directed movie he/she chooses, as long, of course, as the movie is available on DVD in the winner's DVD 'region' - if not, an alternative prize will be negotiated.
If the winner does not want to send me his/her address, I expect we can arrange to have the prize sent 'care of' his/her local post office. Or, indeed, wherever the winner wants it to be sent.