Steve is having a rather bad day. Steve has died, and because Steve had a propensity for driving slow in the fast lane, Steve goes to hell.
As soon as Steve gets to hell, Satan, Hitler, and Herostratus decide they're going to give Steve a chance to escape. They're going to play a game. All three of the nefarious denizens of hell have taken one of their favorite riddles, stuck it into a nefarious hat, and one of them will be chosen at random.
But they have made a boast! Hitler reveals the answer to his riddle, and says: "The answer to my riddle is a ruined painting." Satan reveals the answer to his, as well: "The answer to my riddle is a grilled fish!" And Herostratus reveals his answer too: "My riddle's solution is a destroyed statue!"
As soon as the riddle is drawn out of the nefarious hat, each of the three nefarious denizens of hell are just going to start writing their answers! That's not fair! So Steve has to start writing an answer BEFORE the riddle is drawn, and the answer either has to fit all three criteria, or it has to be close enough that Steve can finish writing the answer before Hitler, Satan, and Herostratus can!
Can you help Steve? Do you know how Steve could possibly get out of this situation?
Use pencil and paper drawing (you probably have to), and bend any rules you can, because this is hell! Feel free to use very ambiguous fonts and/or pictographs.
- Ruined Painting
- Grilled Fish
- Destroyed Statue
You don't have to combine all three in one. You can start with very ambiguous text, and from there, show how you can write all three answers from your starting point.
AS AN EXAMPLE:
Steve could write "ed" and would have a very minor head start, being able to write "ruin" or "grill" or "destroy" before it, and the rest of the answer afterwards. Can you do better?