Who Killed my Muse?

ElshaHawk LoA

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Detective Hawk reached a gloved hand to the light switch. In the moment before the room was bathed in light, she braced herself for a scene of unknowable atrocity. It was not difficult to kill a muse, they are quite delicate, but at times the results can be quite macabre.


She squinted. Stark reality was hard on the pupils. A lithe figure, white feathered wings drooping from two graceful shoulders used to bearing the weight of the world curled around a body stooped limply yet stiffly across the top of a writing desk. Ink cascaded down a single white page and puddled on the floor thickly. A pale head, thankfully turned away from the Detective, rested on the ink stained page. Her feather quill had fallen to the floor. Elegant legs were still tucked under the desk.

She could have been asleep.

Unfortunately, the Detective had no choice but to walk over and stare into the vacant, open eyes of crystal blue.

"What happened to you, goddess?" she breathed in awe.

She began to search for clues.


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If your muse is dead, write about how it died. I like your take on the problem, and your determination to write your way through it.

  • #1302 Posted 6 years ago
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ElshaHawk LoA

ElshaHawk LoA

Edited it a little bit.

I was chatting with a friend and former ficly writer, and I said, "My muse is shot." and he said: "Ah, a murder mystery. Who shot the muse?" and it was all downhill from there. I have no idea what the clues are or how the muse was killed, but perhaps a personification of time and commitments..

  • #1304 Posted 6 years ago
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OoOo, intriguing indeed, my friend! I would love to see the sequel you mentioned! :-D

  • #1966 Posted 5 years ago
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Jim Stitzel

Jim Stitzel

My muse simply went into hibernation. I had to forcibly wake her up. It wasn't easy, as she keeps wanting to fall back asleep.

  • #4358 Posted 3 years ago
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