Contest Update

Okay folks, I am up to 435 words with a longer intro setting up the location, which is an old production plant of the Brandstar Company.  The two protagonists, Bob Ballenban and Sheila Randling are clocking in for their shift.  Outside, a strong summer storm releases a heavy downpour, thunder, and lightning that causes the lights to flicker.  With a little more filler, I will be ready to transition into the main plot point containing the Crossword theme and then a little more writing to finish the punchline.  What do you think so far?