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View Poll Results: Who would you hire?
Fernshirehobbit learning to love people in her service to Aslan, postcount=3 2 33.33%
Copperfox documenting the pseudo-planetary mass of Narnia as a royal surveyor/historian, postcount=5 1 16.67%
Lucy Fan serving as Aslan's personal secretary, postcount=8 1 16.67%
Glenburne keeping watch over the Marshwiggles as Marsh Warden, postcount=15 2 33.33%
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Old 06-20-2014, 08:57 AM
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Yes, I doubt very much whether there would be any currency, let alone a banking system! Even the Lone Islands, according to VoDT, which seem to have a mainly human population, didn't have any kind of Narnian coinage, but used the Calormene crescent as its currency.

Some excellent job interviews here! The judges are going to have their work cut out for them!
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Oh my goodness! I Love Lucy Fan's script! I was about to cry at the end. She captured the essence of Aslan to the point, and made it just enough funny as well. That was good. The other two are just as good so it's going to be hard to choose a winner.
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Oh my goodness! I Love Lucy Fan's script! I was about to cry at the end. She captured the essence of Aslan to the point, and made it just enough funny as well. That was good. The other two are just as good so it's going to be hard to choose a winner.
Thanks so much. I put a lot of thought and heart into it. I haven't won any of these contests before so I'm hoping to win this time.
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Old 06-22-2014, 10:43 AM
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Old 06-23-2014, 04:24 PM
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Here's my entry.
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I shuffled up the steps to the castle, fumbling with a stack of papers. Resume—check. Applications—check. Old school papers—check. All crammed into an overstuffed yellow folder with inky scribbles across the sides. What’s hooman? said one line of scrawl. Humin? Hyoumen?

I had borrowed the folder from a Faun who either had a terrible sense of humor or simply could not spell. Never again, I vowed to myself, stepping up to the gate. My journey northward had quickly shown me that I could abide most Narnian creatures, with the exception of Fauns. But maybe it’s not all Fauns, I thought, waiting. Maybe it was just that particular Faun who—

The gate opened, revealing a Dwarf. Now, I’m not that tall, but Dwarves make me feel gigantic. I think they know it, too, because they all seem to glare whenever I look at them.

“Welcome,” said the Dwarf. He didn’t sound as though he meant it. “I am Dinabrik, gatekeeper at Cair. Have you an appointment?”

I stammered for a moment. “Aslan—employment—advertisement in The Lamp-post—”

He rolled his eyes heavenward. “Wait here.”

So I waited. At last the Dwarf reappeared and gestured for me to follow him. He led me across a courtyard and up several flights of stairs to very large door. He raised his hand to knock, but the door swung open before his fist could rap against it.

It was a lion, as big as the buffalo I saw at a fairground once—no, bigger. But I trust lions more than the solitary sorts of cats, and this one seemed especially trustworthy. It was something about the eyes. So I stepped forward. “Hello, sir.”

“Welcome,” he said. His voice was warm—as unlike Dinabrik’s as I could imagine. I swung around to see how Dinabrik was reacting, but the Dwarf was gone. Aslan and I were alone.

“I’m told you came in search of employment,” he said. “Step inside, please.” He nosed the door shut behind me and led me to a seat.

“I did, sir.” I handed him the folder.

“What’s this?” He raised one of his huge, velvety paws and paged through the folder. “Resume—”

I coughed. “Ah, yes. About that—”

He began paging through more quickly, and then he abruptly stopped. “Daughter of Eve, exactly how many applications did you fill out? Fifty?”

“Fifty-six,” I answered weakly.

“Lantern Waste sewage department, Cair Paravel facilities management, hedgehog transportation and safety—” He flipped several more pages. “Marsh warden? You really want to do all these things?”

“I need work.” He didn’t respond, so I rushed on. “I know I came into the country illegally—sort of—that is, I didn’t come in by wardrobe, I got in through a door that opened into Archenland. So I realize I’m not a first priority, and I’m grateful that you haven’t thrown me out yet—”

He began to laugh. “So you’re telling me that you have no interest in sewage.”

I grimaced. “None.”

“Or in cleaning drains at Cair Paravel.”

I shook my head.

“Or in hedgehogs?”

“Well,” I answered sheepishly, “hedgehogs are nice and all, but….”

“Or in Marshwiggles?”

I straightened up. “Actually, I do like Marshwiggles. They make me laugh.”

He glanced through the rest of the applications and set them aside. “I believe you’re the first Narnian to ever tell me that.”

“What? About Marshwiggles? I don’t see how anyone could miss it. They’re absolutely hilarious. And what makes it even better is that they don’t know it.” Then I stopped, realizing what he had said. “You called me a Narnian?”

“I did.” He smiled slowly. “Is that all right with you?”

I could only blink.

He continued, “That marsh warden position has been terribly hard to fill. Everyone else seems to think that Marshwiggles are too dour. I had gotten to the point where I even considered sending Dinabrik.”

We both laughed.

“All right, then,” he said. “Your job is to keep watch over the swamps of the Marshwiggles. Basically, I need you to run interference for them. Sometimes the—more lighthearted creatures go into the swamps hoping to stir up a Marshwiggle for sport. It’s gotten to be quite a problem. But with a warden watching over the area, the Marshwiggles should be able to live in peace.”

“I will do my best, sir,” I said. “That is, my worst.”

He raised one brow. “Your worst?”

“To trespassers, sir.” I grinned. “No more firecrackers going off in Marshwiggle huts. Not on my watch.”
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Old 06-23-2014, 04:45 PM
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These have all been lovely. Glenburne, yours made me smile the whole way through!
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Yes, Marshwiggles deserve respect! And, Glenburne, you don't make a convincing illegal alien, because you actually ARE LOYAL TO the kingdom of Narnia.
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Based on the poll, Fernie and Glen are the recommended hires for this contest. Well done!

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