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The Dead Priest's Dagger

Discussion in 'Creative Writing' started by Joyous Song, Nov 22, 2020.

  1. Joyous Song

    Joyous Song Active Member

    United States
    I wrote this novelette, The Dead Priest’s Dagger, for a writing prompt. I part of a Writing group called The Write Connection at our local library. We met once a month for several years at least till Covid-19 made this impossible. During one of these meetings our leader gave us each a chance to name a item, person or season. In the end we came up with the following list (as best I remember them):

    - Cassandra Gianchi
    - A disheveled man wearing ragged or unkempt clothing
    - A museum
    - Archaeology
    - A mouse
    - A cat or dog
    - Sometimes in the spring or fall
    - A cliff hanger

    I was the only one who used this prompt and Chapter 1 of this novelette was what I brought in. Everyone I read that chapter to wanted to know what happened to Cassandra and what Albert would do with his three pets to solve the case.

    Of course I made each chapter end with a cliff hanger at least to the end, so one chapter led to the next and the next and before I knew it I’d written my first novelette. This is the origin of this story. I hope those here will enjoy this as much as those in our writing group did.

    The Dead Priest’s Dagger, a novelette in PDF:

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