Thursday, August 2, 2012

Can You Give Me A Hint?

Okay now for something a little different.
I am going to take another foray into hint fiction yet again, only this time I will play by the rules. This is a story that is twenty five words, or less, and even falls in the cozy mystery category. I think Nancy Jill will enjoy it for obvious reasons (the hero is of the four legged variety). I find it is also a very good exercise for writers, because it is not easy as it sounds to write a story with so few words. Try it if you like and post them in the comments. I’d love to read them. However, there must be a beginning, middle and an end. No cheating with cliffhangers! Unless you plan on doing a sequel that is.
I know this is a short post, but this is all about being short. Makes my usual books look downright longwinded by comparison.
Here’s mine entitled The Ominous Man of Mystery

A man with secrets. A woman with a dog. Things get hairy, but the dog saves the day. Woman’s best friend indeed.

There. I don’t think it will win any literary awards, but it was fun to write.
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Mystery writer C.L. Ragsdale is the author of The Reboot Files a Christian Mystery Series. A California native, she loves to "surf" the web to research plot details for her fun, quirky stories with just a bit of whopper in them. She has a degree in Theatre Arts which greatly influenced her writing style. Working in various fields as a secretary has allowed her to both master her writing skills and acquire valuable technical knowledge which she uses liberally in her plots. She loves to embroider and knit and is a big fan of the old Scooby Doo cartoons.
Current E-Books
THE REBOOT FILES:  The Mystery of Hurtleberry House, The Island of Living Trees, The Harbinger of Retribution, and The Wrong Ghost.


  1. Flamingos walking on a pond. A man's body floats to the top. A jealous lover pushed him in and he drowned. Bird watching can be deadly.

    Thanks for a little fun today, Cindy!

    ~Nancy Jill Thames
    "Queen of Afternoon Tea"
    Author of the Jillian Bradley Mysteries

  2. Poisoned petit fours wipe out a socialite's guests. The cops arrest her, but it was the caterer, whose husband the socialite stole. Revenge is sweet.

    1. Very clever Esri!

      ~Nancy Jill
      "Queen of Afternoon Tea"
      Author of the Jillian Bradley Mysteries

  3. Hey these were both really good! Thanks for sharing.


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