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Mystery: April 07, 2021 Issue [#10701]




 This week: Spring mysteries
  Edited by: Arakun the Twisted Raccoon
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1. About this Newsletter
2. A Word from our Sponsor
3. Letter from the Editor
4. Editor's Picks
5. A Word from Writing.Com
6. Ask & Answer
7. Removal instructions

About This Newsletter

Quote for the week: "In winter, I plot and plan. In spring, I move."

~Henry Rollins


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Letter from the editor

Spring is a time of change, rebirth, and growth, and also a good time for mysteries.

The winter snow can hide many secrets. When it melts in the spring, they are revealed, whether they are lost treasures or dead bodies.

New plant growth can also hide secrets that are more evident in the winter. For example, new foliage might hide a strange house in the woods, which is visible when the trees are bare.

Farmers begin to till their fields in the spring. What might they uncover as they turn the soil over?

Spring is a time when many people thoroughly clean their houses and often have garage sales to get rid of unused items. This might be an interesting way for your characters to discover mysterious objects or get into strange situations.

If your mystery is written for teens or children, spring is the time when school is out. Your characters will have more time to play, explore the outdoors, and get into mischief. Older teens are often left to supervise themselves when school is out, which may or may not be a good idea, depending on your characters.

If you write a mystery set in the spring, take advantage of the contrast between idyllic spring scenes and more sinister activities they might conceal.

Something to try: Write a mystery in which something unexpected is revealed as the snow melts.



Editor's Picks

BOOK
Roswell Avenue  (13+)
Not every criminal is ordinary, nor is every detective.
#2238330 by Blimprider


STATIC
Railway to nowhere?  (ASR)
Old books spark a search with unexpected results [Holiday Short Story Contest, 3/'20]
#2217420 by Soldier_Mike 🎺


An Unexpected Event (Edited Version)  (13+)
A woman watches herself in a diner from outside, looking through the eyes of another woman
#2245416 by Angel


STATIC
The Disappearing Devil  (18+)
A woman married a devil of a man. Where is he now?
#2148640 by Jayne


AFTER SCHOOL  (13+)
SO HARD TO FIND A RELIABLE WITNESS
#1750777 by markymark



 
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