This month’s One-Page Scenario is a practice exercise. First, I needed to practice writing, as I haven’t written anything in nearly three months. Second, I wanted to practice drawing with a box of Eberhard Faber colored pencils I found in a second-hand thrift store. Originally designed in Germany in 1924, the set I bought was produced in the company’s New York factory in the 1950s. I wanted to draw with pencils older than I am. Lastly, I practiced working instead of worrying about a car that wouldn’t start while we got a foot of snow in Upstate New York.
“Snowmageddon!” takes place in a fictional university in the northern reaches of Maine. As visitors arrive for the school’s annual winter pageant and ice-skating festival, heavy snows keep the guests confined to the area. When a dead body is found, the investigators realize that they are trapped with a murderer. Or, as the case reveals, far worse.
Set in either the early decades of the 20th century or our modern times, I hope you enjoy “Snowmageddon!”