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    Discussion in 'Book Discussion' started by Zypher, Feb 15, 2013.

    For those of you expecting to see an actualy short mystery, I leave you with this one. Why is it that no one writes short mysteries? Is it because mysteries tend to need to be too complex for a short work? I don't know, however this is a promise that if need be, I will strive to be the first to write a true mystery short story and post it here.
     
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    It's a mystery

    Being a new member here I was surprised to find the short story mystery section empty. Could it be that stories which could be included in that section also fall into other sections just as readily.
     
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    I am fairly new to the forum as well, and I never realized this until now. Maybe, the mystery is why there are not any mystery stories! Dun dun daaaaa
     
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    Well, I'll have to add one. I have a mystery plot in my head for a while now, and maybe it's time.

    I think the problem is that mystery short stories can fall into so many different categories. Crime, especially.
     
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    This has been moved, goes better in the book discussion. We only use the 'workshop' for work.
     
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    I always find mysteries ambitious - it's not like a drama, horror, or thriller, subtle
    clues have to be dropped. I would like to write one - I was a huge fan of the Alfred Hitchcock
    magazine, haven't read it lately.
     
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    I tend to associate the term with "locked rooms mysteries"
     
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    Well, not every mystery is a whodunit and sometimes it can just be about how a crime was committed. I'm sure there are a few stories posted in other categories that could go in Mystery.
     
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    That is true I'm sure, it was just interesting to me that there were literally tens and hundreds of posts in the other sections and not a single one in mystery.

    @Lemex: Your killing me smalls =D I do agree that my comment really didn't need to be in the mystery section... However I knew this would grab more attention then posting in one of the other sections where it would be easily put onto the back burner. I don't mind if getting moved, my main goal was that by people seeing this someone will post the first piece here.
     

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