It's Mystery Monday!
Welcome to our regular Monday feature, where you'll find different kinds of writing prompts and exercises. Each week,we'll give you something to help exercise your mystery-writing muscles.
This week, we're going to use some images for ideas. Choose any or all of the three photos below. As a starting point, write a few sentences describing what you see in the photo. Then, go back in time—it could be a week, a month or ten years—to explain what was leading up to this moment. Think about the most dramatic explanation possible. What would readers most want to know about what is happening here? What would be the most unexpected twist you could give the story? What can be seen with the naked eye and what might a sleuth discover upon further investigation? Good luck!