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Mystery – November 21

Indian tracker and translator, Pinkerton agent, and vigilante killer for hire Tom Horn was born on this date in 1860. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist locates an alleged bad guy after an alleged good guy.

Mystery – November 20

“I usually start with a repulsive character and go on from there.” –Chester Gould, born on this date in 1900, who spent more than 45 years drawing the Dick Tracy comic strip until he retired in 1977. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist must play nice with someone s/he considers...

Mystery – November 19

On this date in 1930, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow carried out the first of their series of bank robberies. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist observes the opposite of the adage, “No honor among thieves.”

Mystery – November 18

“All the same, murderess is a strong word to have attached to you.” –Margaret Atwood, born this date in 1939. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist is labeled painfully but accurately.

Mystery – November 17

“I love studying Ancient History and seeing how empires rise and fall, sowing the seeds of their own destruction.” –Martin Scorsese, born this date in 1942. Writing prompt: Write a scene in which your protagonist makes a choice that will later cause his/her downfall.

Mystery – November 16

“I used to ask for an easy life, now I ask to be strong.” –William Kent Krueger, born on this date in 1950. Writing prompt: Write the aphorism your protagonist would use shortly before dying to describe what s/he learned during the course of her/his life.

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