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

Mystery – April 20

The model for the contemporary private detective first appeared in print on this date in 1841.

Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” featured the prototypical intelligent, eccentric loner in the form of C. Auguste Dupin.

Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist must suffer an insufferably incompetent law enforcement authority.

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