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Mystery – May 27

“Being Indian is not blood as much as it is culture.” –Tony Hillerman, born this date in 1925. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist meets for the first time a partner who appears to be one thing and turns out to be something utterly unlike...

Mystery – May 26

“Retrospective analysis is not a useful guide to current problems.” –David Ignatius, born this date in 1950. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist fails to resolve a critical problem because s/he can’t stop analyzing how s/he failed to resolve it before.

Mystery – May 25

“I have always preferred conflict of individuals over the battle of extreme ideologies.” –Robert Ludlum, bourne on this date in 1927. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist and antagonist try to have a conversation that is ultimately fruitless because your protag wants to talk about people and your antag wants to talk about...

Mystery – May 24

“To live outside the law, you must be honest.” –Bob Dylan, born this date in 1941. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist must turn in a criminal your protag respects more than law enforcement officials.

Mystery – May 23

On this date in 1934, a police ambush in Louisiana ended the lives and two-year crime spree of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist ends a long, notorious string of crimes.

Mystery – May 22

It’s the 1859 birthdate of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist makes a series of completely ridiculous deductions based on a person’s hands.

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