Wednesday, January 18, 2012

'Jeopardy' Jeopardy

Display at the Atlanta Cyclorama, Georgia

Alyssa logged onto her computer. Tonight was the big night. Tonight she'd qualify once and for all to appear on the game show 'Jeopardy.' She'd aced the auditions at the convention center. She'd slaughtered her friends and co-workers playing Trivial Pursuit. She was a walking font of information.

Two minutes.

Dollar signs and fame danced before her eyes. She imagined herself ringing in, answering question after question until even Alex Trebek had to concede that she was the 'Jeopardy' queen. Alyssa had been dreaming of this for years.

10 seconds.

Alyssa cracked her knuckles.


This. Is. Jeopardy!

The categories flashed up on her computer screen:
  • Astrophysics
  • Minor Characters on Bonanza
  • Obscure African Art
  • The Biology of Iguanas
  • Tuna Canning
  • Civil War History

Her heart sank. She shut down her computer, then went into her living room and flipped on 'Wheel of Fortune' to see how she could qualify to be on the show.

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