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

Mystery – July 1

“What you will be privileged to witness will not be an interrogation, but an act of salesmanship — as silver-tongued and thieving as ever moved used cars, Florida swampland, or Bibles. But what I am selling is a long prison term, to a client who has no genuine use for the product.”

-Det. Frank Pembleton, embodied for six years on Homicide: Life on the Streets (predecessor to The Wire), played by actor Andre Braugher, who was born on this date in 1962.

Writing prompt: Write the scene in which your protagonist first interrogates a murder suspect.

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