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FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 67: WHODUNIT? — THE STORIES

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The prompt this week was to write a detective story that included the following words: Investigate, harmless, sister, notebook, and midnight.

Let’s find out what mysteries our writers have for us this week.

  1. Mike Young offers us Whodunit

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FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 67: WHODUNIT?

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Now that NaNoWriMo is over, we’re back, and we’re putting you to work. A crime has been committed, and we’re assigning you to the case. The detective in your story can be with the police department or a private detective in business for himself/herself.

Prompt: Write a detective story that includes the following words: Investigate, harmless, sister, notebook, and midnight

Genre: Detective Fiction

Word Count: 1,500 or less

Deadline: December 8, 2016

Post your story on your blog or website and provide a link to it in the comment section of this prompt.

 

FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 46: JUST ONE MORE THING… — THE STORIES

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The prompt this week was to write a detective story.

Let’s find out what cases our detectives worked on this week.

  1. Joyce Juzwik shares At The Drop of a Dime

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FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 46: JUST ONE MORE THING…

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Famous words from a famous detective. For Lieutenant Columbo, it was always ‘just one more thing’. If he spent more than five minutes with you, there would continue to be just one more thing until he put the cuffs on you.

In addition to homicide, which was Columbo’s area of expertise, there are detectives working in many other areas of law enforcement, such as robbery, burglary, auto theft, organized crimes, and missing persons, just to name a few.

There are also detectives that work in the private sector, appropriately titled Private Investigators, or PI’s. A PI might work on cases involving infidelity, child custody, insurance investigations, and surveillance assignments. They also often assist the prosecution or the defense with criminal cases.

This week, your detective’s working on a case, and we want you to tell us all about it. He/she can be police or private – totally up to you.

Prompt: Write a detective story

Genre: Detective Fiction

Word Count: 1,500 or less

Deadline: Thursday, July 14, 2016

Post your story on your blog or website and provide a link to it in the comment section of this prompt.

FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 37: CALLING ALL MOMS! — THE STORIES

Image converted using ifftoanyThe prompt this week was to write a detective story, and one of the main characters must be a mother.

Let’s find out what our moms were up to this week.

  1. David Jagneaux invites us to share A Mother’s Touch
  2. Joyce Juzwik shows us the perils of Raising the Dead

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FLASH FICTION FRIDAY, WEEK 37: CALLING ALL MOMS!

Image converted using ifftoanySunday, May 8th, is Mother’s Day. Are we going to ask you to write a sweet little story about a mom and her famous apple pie? Absolutely not! A crime has been committed, you have been asked to investigate, and we want you to include a mom in your story. The mom can be your detective, your victim, your perp, whatever. We don’t judge.

Let us tag along while your PI searches for clues. Your detective can be an amateur or a licensed pro.

Prompt: Write a detective story. One of your main characters must be a mother.

Genre: Detective Fiction

Word Count: 1,500 or less

Deadline: Thursday, May 12, 2016

Post your story on your blog or website and provide a link to it in the comment section of this prompt.