The Night the Lights Went Out

The Night the Lights Went Out

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Harvest, Georgia is consumed with crime and false accusations. [More Inside]

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The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia || Reba McEntire

He was on his way home from Candletop
Been two weeks gone and he thought he'd stop
At Web's and have him a drink for he went home to her
Andy Wo-Lo said hello
He said "Hi what's new"
And Wo said "Sit down I got some bad news that's gonna hurt"
Said I'm your best friend and you know that's right
But your young bride ain't home tonight
Since you been gone she's been seeing that Amos boy Seth
Now he got mad and he saw red
Andy said boy don't you lose your head
Cause to tell you the truth I've been with her myself

That's the night that the lights went out in Georgia
That's the night that they hung an innocent man
Well Don't trust your soul to no back woods Southern lawyer
Cause the judge in the town's got bloodstains on his hands

Andy got scared and left the bar
Walking on home cause he didn't live far you see
Andy didn't have many friends and he just lost him one
Brother thought his wife must've left town
So he went home and finally found the only thing
Daddy had left him and that was a gun
He went off to Andy's house
Slipping through the back woods quiet as a mouse
Came upon some tracks too small for Andy to make

He looked through the screen at the back porch door
And he saw Andy lying on the floor
In a puddle of blood and he started to shake

The Georgia patrol was making their rounds
So he fired a shot just to flag em down
A big bellied sheriff grabbed his gun and said
"Why'd you do it?"

The judge said guilty on a make-believe trial
Slapped the sherriff on the back with a smile
Said supper's waiting at home and I gotta get to it

That's the night the lights went out in Georgia
That's the night that they hung an innocent man
Don't trust your soul to no back woods Southern lawyer
Cause the judge in the town's got bloodstains on his hands

Well, they hung my brother before I could say
The tracks he saw while on his way
To Andy's house and back that night were mine
And his cheatin wife had never left town
That's one body that'll never be found
You see little sister don't miss when she aims her gun

That's the night the lights went out in Georgia
That's the night that they hung an innocent man
Don't trust your soul to no back woods Southern lawyer
Cause the judge in the town's got bloodstains on his hand

That's the night the lights went out in Georgia
That's the night that they hung an innocent man
Don't trust your soul to no back woods Southern lawyer
Cause the judge in the town's got bloodstains on his hand







My name's Susanne Jean Albright. But folks 'round here call me Sissy.

My folks are long gone -- killed in a housefire. My big brother and I, we was lucky enough to be a school when it happened. My brother dropped out of school to make a livin' for the both of us. He cared about me, and we grew close in the past decade. He'd do anything for me, and I, him. It's jus' out connection, who we are. Or so I thought. Recently, though, he has proven hisself not very appreciative of my efforts for his sake.

And that's why I'm here. To confess to murder, kidnapping, and rape. Ha! It sounds funny to say it out loud, or even to see it on paper! What I did, it really was no crime. I was just lookin' out for my brother, the way he looks out for me. His pretty little bride did 'im wrong, while he was off makin' a livin' for her sake. The worthless woman slept around with Andy Willow and Seth Amos, that bitch. But now... Ha! Andy'll bother my brother no more, and Evangeline and Seth... Well, they's scarred for life they are!

I killed Andy Willows, not my brother. But I killed him for my brother. And how does he repay me? By crying over the Willows man's worthless body, that's how! So I's let him take the blame for a while. But it's time to come clean, for he's scheduled to be hanged tomorrow, my brother. Bet the sherriff and judge'll be pleased they got the wrong man! Ha! Big brother, he's too soft to kill anyone!

But you see... Little sister don't miss when she aims her gun.







Sissy Albright was considered a sweetie by all in Harvest, Georgia. Poor girl, parents gone afore her teenage years... And her brother... Why, Jacob Albright was a honey to give up a good education for the sake of his little sister. A good man... How could he have killed his best friend?

Jacob had met Andy Willows at the local pub on his way home for the weekend, the latter stating that he has somthing important to tell his best friend, somthing that he wouldn't like. Andy informed Jacob that he had slept with his wife, Evangeline... And of the fact that she's been in a serious relationship with Seth Amos from down the road.

Stricken with grief and anger, Jacob returned home only to find his wife gone and a note on the countertop, stating that Evangeline and Seth had decided to run away together. Tears blurring his vision, Jacob fetched his father's old gun, wishing to calm himself by using Andy's shooting range in the woods behind his backyard. Nothing could've prepared him for what happened next...

Upon reaching Andy's home, Jacob immeadiately felt as though there was something amiss. Small footprints were pressed in the mud, and the coppery scent of blood filled the air. And there... On Andy's porch lay Andy himself -- or rather, his dead body. Stricken with grief, Jacob froze in place, gun hanging slack at his side. This is how the local sherriff found him. Jacob was falsely accused with murder and taken into custody.

What Jacob and the sherriff didn't know is that Sissy learned of Evangeline's cheating shortly before her brother. Furious, she loaded her gun and headed to see Evangeline and Seth. After forcing her brother's wife to write the letter that Jacob would soon discover, she took them to an abandoned cabin deep in the woods, determined to pain them the way that they had pained her brother.

After securing her captives, Sissy proceeded to Andy's house, where she shot him through the head. She had barely escaped before her brother arrived.

Between love scorned, revenge, and false accusations, will Harvest, Georgia ever be the same again?







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Name: Susanne Jean Albright || Age: 21 || The Murderer || FC: ________ || Reserved by Hermione
~ kidnaps Evangeline & Seth
~ murders Andy Willows
~ sister of Jacob


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Name: _______ Albright || Age: 25-27 || The Accused ("Jacob") || FC: ________ || Reserved by ________
~ accused of murdering Andy Willow
~ brother of Sissy
~ husband of Evangeline


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Name: _______ Albright || Age: 25-27 || The Cheater ("Evangeline") || FC: ________ || Reserved by ________
~ kidnapped by Sissy
~ cheated on Jacob with Andy & Seth
~ in serious relationship with Seth
~ wife of Jacob


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Name: _______ || Age: 24-27 || The Neighbor ("Seth") || FC: ________ || Reserved by ________
~ captured by Sissy
~ in serious relationship with Evangeline


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Name: _______ || Age: 25-40 || The Judge (female) || FC: ________ || Reserved by ________
~ involved with case against Jacob Albright
~ former officer


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Name: _______ || Age: 25-40 || The Sherriff (male) || FC: ________ || Reserved by Hermione
~ "catches" Jacob "killing" Andy
~ involved with case against Jacob


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Reserve in OOC. || No, not PM. OOC. That way, people will know if you already have asked for the role and we avoid two people asking for the same role.


Reservations last 72 hours. || WIP must be submitted within 48 hours to keep your slot. After those 48 hours are up, you'll have an additional 24 hours to complete CS.

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Realistic, celebrity face claims only. || Sorry, I love anime too, but it just doesn't suit this roleplay.

Doubling permitted. || This is, of course, assuming that you take one male and one female or that I give you special permission to take two of a single gender. In fact, I encourage doubling.

No Mary-Gary Sues. || Make your character creative and wellrounded while still keeping them realistic for their role.

CS is changeable. || As long as you include all required information, you may reorganize and embellish the character sheet to your liking.

The bolded names are just placeholders! || Actually, please do change them, just not the surname for Jacob or the married name for Evangeline.


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Third person only. || I like first person, too, however third person is more suitable for roleplay.

The minimum per post is 400 words. || Honestly, that shouldn't be too hard. And please, don't post a novel each time that we all have to struggle to keep up with one person. Roleplay is a collaboration; please don't make yourself the driving force.

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Post once or twice a week per charrie, minimum. || I understand that life gets in the way sometimes; just PM me ahead of time.

Double check your posts. || Mistakes are allowed, but please put effort forth to make your post appear professional.

The setting is modern Harvest, Georgia. || Harvest is a small town, with a bit of an old west feel to it.


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Use brackets when talking OOC in IC thread. || Examples are ((this)), [this], {this}, or ||this||.

Check back frequently. || Keep checking the OOC tab. Sometimes I leave information vital to success.

Be courteous. || It goes without saying, but no fighting OOC. If you have an issue with someone, PM me and I'll deal with it.

Make inquiries. || If you have a question, please don't hesitate to ask. I'm a nice person, kind of gulliblely so, so I definitely won't hold a grudge against you for hammering me with with questions. In fact, I do that to GMs all the time!


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Rating based on maturity level, not age. || If you are confident that you can handle my rating descriptions, then go for it!

There will be blood. || This really should go without saying, however when someone murders and abuses, people are going to get hurt. Violence is a driving theme in this RP.

Stuff happens. || Okay, let's get this straight -- Jacob will not randomly get it on with the judge or the sherriff. The main "stuff" will probably happen between Evangeline and Seth, and maybe Sissy and one of the two. After the clothes come off, fade-to-black, please.

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Freedom of speech. || Feel free to swear, just don't go overboard. cx

Raise your glasses. || The local pub is Web's, so feel free to go on over!

Uncomfortable? || Don't be afraid to speak up! Shoot me a PM and I promise we'll work out a compromise. :)


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[img]...[/img]
Name: Susanne Jean Albright || Age: 21 || The Murderer || FC: ________ || Reserved by Hermione
~ kidnaps Evangeline & Seth
~ murders Andy Willows
~ sister of Jacob


[img]...[/img]
Name: _______ Albright || Age: 25-27 || The Accused ("Jacob") || FC: ________ || Reserved by ________
~ accused of murdering Andy Willow
~ brother of Sissy
~ husband of Evangeline


[img]...[/img]
Name: _______ Albright || Age: 25-27 || The Cheater ("Evangeline") || FC: ________ || Reserved by ________
~ kidnapped by Sissy
~ cheated on Jacob with Andy & Seth
~ in serious relationship with Seth
~ wife of Jacob


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Name: _______ || Age: 24-27 || The Neighbor ("Seth") || FC: ________ || Reserved by ________
~ captured by Sissy
~ in serious relationship with Evangeline


[img]...[/img]
Name: _______ || Age: 25-40 || The Judge (female) || FC: ________ || Reserved by ________
~ involved with case against Jacob Albright
~ former officer


[img]...[/img]
Name: _______ || Age: 25-40 || The Sherriff (male) || FC: ________ || Reserved by Hermione
~ "catches" Jacob "killing" Andy
~ involved with case against Jacob