|The Mystery of the Missing (Fill in the Blank)|
Once upon a time, there was a kingdom by the sea known to its inhabitants as "The Coastside." It was comprised of several small communities, strung along the coast like glittering jewels in a pirate's treasure chest. And indeed, each of the communities was a treasure chest brimming with secrets, controversies and passions.
The Coastside was a land ripe for mystery, and it was no surprise to its inhabitants that the mysteries began to weave and twist and unravel in the online forum of its local newspaper. On a clear, moonlit night just after Thanksgiving, one of the many anonymous Talkabout participants began a thread designed to illuminate the darkest corners of the Coastside.
Inspired by such grand Talkabout characters as Secret Squirrel, Rosemary Potatoes, Scorekeeper, Billy Bones, Tawdry Glamour, Rocky Cliffs and a host of other venerable (and happily anonymous) literary geniuses, The Great Mysterious embarked upon a mystery thread whose story could be continued by anyone with half a brain and most of a sense of humor.
Our story begins when a door slams, a crash sounds and a voice calls out...
(to be continued...or not?)