Mystery I WroteAaron Belz
The mystery I wrote calls the reader's attention to four things: a smoking chimney, a field, a sleeping animal, and a desperate woman. The chimney looks about as you'd expect. The field might be a bit yellower and more barren than you'd imagine. The animal could be a skunk. The woman is pulling her shirt off as she runs, uttering short, sharp shrieks. It's on fire! Her shirt is burning! Now, this is not a full-fledged mystery; it's sort of a tall tale. And truth be told, the "woman" is a man; but you don't know that at first. "She" runs away from a house, past a sleeping skunk, and through a field... But you see, you assumed there was a house — and there was, what with the chimney. The smoke is the giveaway, though. The smoke and the skunk. Do you give up?
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