Daily, genre-inspired writing prompts for authors, teachers, and journaling

Mystery – November 9

“Like those imperceptible insects which, having once penetrated the root of a tree devour it in a single night, suspicion, when it invades our minds, soon develops itself and destroys our firmest beliefs.”

Émile Gaboriau, creator of the fictional bridge between Poe’s Dupin and Doyle’s Holmes, Monsieur Lecoq, born this date in 1832.

Writing prompt: Write the scene in which a suspicion about her/his closest friend first enters your protagonist’s mind.

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