Over at Hillbillies And Hitmen, The Good Mr. Bagley is holding a fiction contest.
The topic is Heavy Metal Noir.
All stories must relate in some way to the heavy metal music of 1970 to 1990 (though stories can be set today, as long as there is some reference or flashback to that time period). The characters need not be musicians themselves, as long as they have something to do with the metal scene. They can be roadies, guitar techs, managers, groupies, drug dealers, club owners, girlfriends, boyfriends, relatives, record producers, concert promoters, fans, record store clerks, deejays, irate parents, religious leaders who hate the music, etc. If your characters are band members, they can be anything from stadium headliners to a Tuesday night opening act at The Troubadour to a garage band in some hick town. And, hey, don’t forget the noir aspect, either…keep it down-and-dirty, dude.And there's prizes, too. An autographed copy of The Drummer by Anthony Neil Smith of Plots With Guns fame as well as a CD from Mr. Bagley's personal stash.
So check the official rules and get crackin'. I got my eye on some Motörhead.