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"The Case of the Missing Talent"

Posted 03-26-2022 at 04:55 PM by Free-R

The first short story I ever wrote was titled "The Case of the Missing Sandwich," a story about a detective trying to get to the bottom of a stolen meal. I wrote it as a kid on my grandmother's typewriter. She was a business secretary for a chemical company, and her husband, my grandfather, had his own business, so they had a typewriter readily available, mainly to write up official-looking documents and to type up invoices. Sadly, a copy of that story did not survive, as far as I have been able to find in my files. "The Case of the Missing Talent," posted below, is a later adaptation; I wrote it a few years later, I believe.

The following photo is the original "The Case of the Missing Talent." The print has faded substantially, but before it disappeared into history for good, I thought I would reproduce it in its entirety in computer text. I have typed up the original, unedited, but for public posting, the names have been redacted, or changed, because this story involved real people, and changing the names is what I feel comfortable doing. Other than that, I have left it as it was typed way back then, punctuation, capitalization, spelling and grammatical errors and all.

"The Case of the Missing Talent"

One day [The Team's] manager [Tim] came to the world renowned detective Free-R. [Tim] asked Free-R where in the frigin universe his teams talent was. Free-R originaly thought to himself that [Tim] must have amneisia to have thought his team had any talent in the first place, but since Free-R was getting paid a ton of money he would waste time and look for the missing talent anyway. Free-R went to [The Stadium] and started by looking in the dugout, no luck there. Then he went to the stands and looked around, no luck there. Then Free-R looked in the anouncers booth, no luck there. Finaly Free-R asked [Tim] to undergo a brain transplant to see if his thinking might be changed because of that, and [Tim] agreed. When [Tim] woke up after the surgery [Tim] traded [Bob Bunt]. The next season [The Team] went 173 and 7 on the year and won the world series. Free-R was paid a million dollars which was minimal to the amount [The Team] made by trading [Bob Bunt], and everybody was happy.

Even as a youth, I was scathing. [Bob Bunt] must have been having a bad year.
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