Hi, writers! It’s time to get writing.
Have you ever played Clue? (You might know it as Cluedo). Or maybe you saw the movie. Even if you’ve done neither, you’ve probably heard a phrase like Colonel Mustard in the observatory with the lead pipe.
So here’s your prompt: write a poem using the vocabulary of Clue. Of course, you can include words not associated with the game, but maybe a bigger challenge is to use only Clue vocabulary.
Here’s a word bank to get you started:
Colonel Scarlet Green Professor White Peacock
Mustard Plum Library Conservatory Billiard room
Dining room Kitchen Secret passageway Lounge
Ballroom Revolver Candlestick Rope Knife
Lead pipe Wrench Boddy estate Cellar Hall
Blackmail Accusation Murder Suggestion
Red herring Study Suspect Dice Pawn Clues
Solution Door Mansion Deduce Victim Weapon
Feel free to use your own version of the game (there are several) and there are plenty more words than the ones here. Your poem could be about a murder mystery, but it can also be about anything else.
If you want, share your successes in the comments.