Writing a mystery is at least as complicated as solving a mystery. I’ve found a few links to 5 Minute Mysteries online. Try a few, then try to write of your own.
- 5 Minute Mystery – Must join the site to do more than just read the mystery, but it is free.
- Mystery.net: Solve It
- Mike’s Minute Mysteries
- One Minute Mysteries and Brain Teasers
- The Two Minute Mystery Writing Club
- Salon (Archives): 5 Minute Mystery
- Mystery Digest
- Becky’s Guiding Resource: Minute Mysteries
- Ken Weber writes 5 Minute Mysteries, a series of books.
My try at it:
Karol would often see Mr. Craig, who lived across the street, out jogging but only on windy days. When it was sunny he would walk along at a good pace, stopping to chat with whoever was outside. Why did he only jog on windy days?
Mr. Craig wore a hat, on windy days it would blow off and he’d try to catch it.
Not great but a start at it. Writing them is tricky. I tried to come up with the answer first and then figure out how to phrase the mystery/ question itself.