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From what I've observed, creative interpretations are welcome (assuming the story is also well-written). I don't think the story would be disqualified if your undertaker were not a literal undertaker. After the 30th story or so, I'm sure the judges are tired of reading about the funeral biz at dawn and would give anything to read about the WWF champ The Undertaker sipping a tequila sunrise or something. ;) 
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I would say I definitely used some creative license in my interpretation of the character Undertaker. I am hoping it pays off.

And it's not a wrestler! Although that thought did cross my mind when I was brainstorming.
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(I should've added: not that literal interpretations are NOT rewarded or can't be just as creative [or more so] than some wild reading of the prompt! It's really all in how it's written, isn't it?)

 
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Originally posted by BlackGate BlackGate wrote:

Originally posted by patsy patsy wrote:

From good old Merriam-Webster:

Definition of undertaker

  1. 1:  one who undertakes :  one who takes the risk and management of business :  entrepreneur

  2. 2:  one whose business is to prepare the dead for burial and to arrange and manage funerals

  3. 3:  an Englishman taking over forfeited lands in Ireland in the 16th and 17th centuries


Employing definitions 1 and 3 would have taken some bravery! Not sure the judges would have been tuned in to those.

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I ALMOST tried 3 just for the heck of it!Big smile

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Wow, Patz and BG ... taking a risk ... pushing the envelope ... pissing against the wind ... I got mortician once ... should I have considered a bricklayer?  Good Luck!



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Originally posted by patsy patsy wrote:

Originally posted by BlackGate BlackGate wrote:

Originally posted by patsy patsy wrote:

From good old Merriam-Webster:

Definition of undertaker

  1. 1:  one who undertakes :  one who takes the risk and management of business :  entrepreneur

  2. 2:  one whose business is to prepare the dead for burial and to arrange and manage funerals

  3. 3:  an Englishman taking over forfeited lands in Ireland in the 16th and 17th centuries


Employing definitions 1 and 3 would have taken some bravery! Not sure the judges would have been tuned in to those.

BG

I ALMOST tried 3 just for the heck of it!Big smile



Same! Until I realised it would take more the 24 hours to achieve a good enough understanding of 16th century Irish political history to be able to write a decent story. Hahaha.
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