Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Scenario Writing Prompt: A Turkey Day Mystery

A family is gathered around the Thanksgiving Day table looking forward to a turkey dinner with all the trimmings or, perhaps, to imitation tofurkey dinner with lots of strange vegetables that will make that one family member happy but force everyone else to seek an open McDonalds later.  However, I digress.  The thing that makes this Thanksgiving interesting is that one family member has done something that they don't want to reveal to the whole family.  However, they've put just enough hints out there and they've revealed a number of half-truths about their secret that speculation is rampant.

Perhaps they eloped with their girlfriend and got married?  Perhaps there is a pregnancy to report?  Perhaps they are getting divorced?  Perhaps they got laid off?  Perhaps they committed a crime?

For today's writing prompt, you invent what they did.  You invent the clues. You help the family find out the truth.  Write us a story about a Thanksgiving family mystery.

Thanksgiving Dinner - Wikimedia Commons (Public Domain)




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