Writing Prompt: The Riddle of the Sphinx

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Writing Prompt: The Riddle of the Sphinx

Writing prompt The sphinx was a mythical creature with a lion's body and a human head. The riddle of the sphinx was "What creature walks on four legs in the morning, two in the day, and three in the evening?" Travelers who couldn't correctly answer the riddle were devoured by the sphinx.

Write a short story about a traveler playing a game of riddles with the sphinx, using riddles of your own invention. (Thanks to gabemay for suggesting riddles as part of a writing prompt!)

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