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Sunday, February 2, 2020

Reedsy prompt: Agatha Christie

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Deadline:  February 7, 2020

It's no secret why one of the most-repeated writing tips is: to read. You can learn endless craft wisdoms by reading the works of literary greats — and also lesser-known authors, too. Reading, in general, is simply a valuable way to improve your skills as a writer.

This week, we're pulling inspiration from the author behind two of crime fiction's most beloved sleuths: Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple. Yes, each of the below prompts relate in some way to themes, symbols, or other common elements in the writings of Agatha Christie.

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Please keep your submission between 1,000 - 3,000 words.

Prize: $50

  • Write a short story that takes place on a train.
  • Write a short story about a jury of people tasked with making a decision. (It doesn't necessarily need to be a court jury.)
  • Write a short story in which a specialist is called upon to carry out a job.
  • Write a short story that ends with a twist.
  • Write a short story that takes place in a quaint, idyllic, English village.

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