This week’s story is one that I challenged myself to. I’ve always wanted to do a locked room mystery, but haven’t had the bolas to try it. To make things even harder on myself, I have imposed a limit of 3000 words. Just to be clear, I’ll be posting this in three parts of 1000 words each. The last time I tried a three part post/story I went over my word limit by just a little bit. The finale took more than 1000 words to write. I intend to do better this time. And on top of all of that, I chose three random items to use as clues. If anyone wants to play along at home, the items are as follows:
- Pillow – doesn’t matter what kind. It can be a bed pillow, throw pillow, cat pillow… whatever.
- Round plastic condiment container with a cracked lid – the kind you get sauces and stuff in. It’s up to you if there is actually anything in it or not, it just needs to be an informative clue.
- Cigar Stub – Chew it, smoke it, use the ashes.
There you go. One locked room mystery with ready made items for use. If anyone runs with this idea throw me a link please. I would be interested in reading what you come up with. I need to get writing now, I have a murder to plan.
Happy writing everyone!