Questions tagged [story]

A puzzle that is dressed up as a story or a longer description of a situation.

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A Place Where Fanatics Rule

I woke up. It was really hot, and the last thing I remembered was seeing the faces of my family in a white surrounding. Well, actually there was something before that. I remember seeing a weird symbol....
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A Pirate's Life For Me!

A Quick Note If you've seen any of my recent Riley riddles, then you knew this was coming. I've been working on this one for a week, and it was honestly quite tough to figure out what I really wanted ...
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An old man told me a story at lunch

Today I took my lunch break at my normal time, and sat in my usual location to eat. Nothing special, just a salad with tomatoes, swordfish, and tuna. While I sat there eating, and reading my book; an ...
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A journey in technicolor!

I woke up this morning with an incredibly strong urge to watch television. This isn't normal for me as I usually drink coffee and read the newspaper. I know, boring right? Good thing this is never the ...
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The Boy of Fire: The Final Battle

Welcome to the final part to the Boy of Fire. If you haven't read the previous parts you should do so prior to beginning this one. I've decided to take a different approach with this one as I've ...
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The Perfect Date

I decided to take my new girlfriend Fey out on a nice all-day date. This is how it happened. She doesn't like surprises, so I started by telling her what the day would entail. We went downtown ...
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An eerie warning from the other side

I often enjoy hiking through the trails near my home, and I try to ensure I do so at least once a week. Yesterday, I decided to go for a hike, and as I wandered through a lesser known trail I stumbled ...
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In Constant Sorrow

I've decided to tell another story, though this one already exists. I'll give an overview and you'll have to tell me what story I am telling. Digging for punishment, our story begins; a story about,...
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The Boy of Fire: Into the Stronghold

When we last saw our heroes, they were resting after a long week in the Sea of Fire. They battled the great King of Serpents who despite his rage against the human race, assisted our heroes with a ...
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It's time for a real difficult question

You enter a room. The doors close behind you, and you are locked in. You look around the room, and all there is in this empty, barren place is: 2 notepads Some writing on the wall A hammer There is ...
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The Basalisk and the Boy of Fire

As promised in my last riddle, the story continues. For those who haven't read the riddle preceding this one, I heavily recommend you do. The door swung open, slamming the wall; our heroes burst ...
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That's a story for another time

I'm a fan of nested puzzles, and especially puzzles that tell a story. I'm finding that I am quite good at them, so I'd like to post this one for the community. I wish you all the best of luck! ...
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James Shear’s story

Hello, my name is James Shear. This is my story. I was smuggled into child slavery. I tried to demand fairness from them, but they wanted to kill me. They stopped, then tried to sell me to a terrible ...
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Night out after a doctor's appointment

A South African and an American walked out of the doctor's office after having their chests radiographed. Since everything was fine, they decided to celebrate with glasses of Scotch in a nearby bar. ...
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Takin' muh niece on a tour

Muh niece Nancy was bored o' starin' at four walls so I took 'er on a tour. We went on muh sailboat, had chicken breast fo' dinner, and bought those li'l cans o' fruit juice that she likes. Went to ...
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Criminals and their strange slang

Quick, get in the boxpark! The guards are hot on our trail. The classfigure is getting intense. We need to get off this railblock as soon as possible. If they stop us and open the trunk we're ...
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Escape the ambigous riddles

You find yourself in a room. The walls, floor and ceiling are surrounded with steel. You notice on one side there is some unknown material, that is cool to the touch, and near the floor is a standard ...
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Tell me a story!

I've seen a lot of prefix-infix-suffix/Riley riddles lately on the site and have decided to write one myself; however, those of ...
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It's a serious game when six-packs are at stake

I'm playing a small-stakes game of a casino poker variant called Okay You Can Stop Holding 'Em. The rules are simple: the player and the house are both dealt two cards face down, there is a round of ...
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One of us carries a shield

Hi, I'm Jackie. I'm pretty sure you know me already, but in any case it's nice to meet in person. I'd like to talk a little bit about my little group. I wouldn't call myself our leader in any ...
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The making of a well-fed army

The formation of our crew has been a long process. It has taken weeks of travel to find the best people for each and every job, but we are finally nearing the end of the recruitment stage with only ...
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Just keep reading

There was a philosopher, living in a castle He knew many secrets, that was his downfall Taken prisoner, for secrecy's sake Promised to fire, to be burnt at the stake But an order came, to free ...
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The puzzled wife

A lengthy question Once, a woman was getting ready to have a look at three suitors who had come to extend their wishes of marriage "A," "B" and "C." When she was getting ready, a poisonous snake bit ...
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My family and relatives

I have a strange family, we’re quite simple with only two byfeet, or something like that. My relatives are relatively confusing, but people just call them ‘complicated’. I don’t play sports, but I get ...
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The mystery of the lost coin [duplicate]

Three travellers are on the road. As the day comes to an end, they pass through a village and agree they should stay here for the night. As luck would have it, the Brown Bear Inn is just down the road....
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Sheep farmers and PCP addicts

I was meeting a small group of people in Griffith Park one afternoon. Two of the group were running late. They were carpooling together and we knew it would still be a while before they showed up, so ...
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Cryptography club

You have been invited to join a secret cryptography society, but you have to decode this message and meet at the location. This is the email you receive: Let's learn your times tables! $5$ X 8 = 74 ...
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The boy and the bird

Once there was a tree, and a bird landed on it and started pulling the leaves off. Eventually a boy came along and ate the bird, and the tree grew back its leaves. What happened? Hint:
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Conversation with a superior intelligence

I have created an unprecedented level of artificial intelligence here in my mother's basement. Its performance is far superior to an average human brain, to the point that it almost rivals my own. ...
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The “Three Diamond” Distilling Company

Now, I grew up in South Carolina. Most people don't associate my home state with bootleggin', but, back in the day, this is where it all began. Ya see, the fastest cars could outrun those cop cars. So ...
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The savannah watering hole

Scene one Early summer in an African savannah. Gazelles gather at a watering hole to drink. Everything is peaceful. Then all of a sudden, out of nowhere a group of hyenas charge in and start ...
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Elizabeth's six destinations

The ship departed from the Lisbon harbour. Elizabeth sat in her cabin, holding a small USB device in her hand. The important information it contained was meant for the authorities of six foreign ...
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Holmes Improvement Case 2: Cursed Cove

After the success of the first case you've had as a detective, Interpol has given you another strange mystery. The Loch Ness of Scotland is becoming a site of interest for many recent disappearances. ...
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Wrap Your Head Around This

George loves watching Helmet Teens. It is a show about a group of four teenagers that each have a special power when they wear a space-helmet. Each helmet has their own own unique symbol, activating ...
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Charlotte's lost fish

The tropical sun was still down, but the Ruritanian marketplace was already bustling with people. Charlotte hurried through the crowd. She was out of fish. Charlotte had been in town for weeks and ...
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Kidnapped Chapter 2: Password Please

Continued from Kidnapped Chapter 1: (You need to have solved the previous riddle to solve this) You find out who took Marcus, and where, and you get ready to go get him, but you accidentally press ...
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A Space Station 13 malfunctioning A.I

Disclaimer: It is not necessary to read the previous puzzle, or the one before even if it continues on the same story. The current puzzle is a different one which can work as a pure standalone. ...
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Kidnapped Chapter 1: Marcus’ message

You and your friend Marcus celebrated his birthday at your house, but when you wake up, you find an audio recorder with a white label on it, saying: “sorry buddy”. You play the recorder and practise ...
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What Kind Of Test Is This?

One day, a teacher decided to give unusual multiple test questions to the students. They were all surprised at the questions and none of them got anything correct. Can you help them? Questions : ...
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Charlie goes on vacation

ADAM: Hey Benny, check it out. It's a letter from Charlie. He's going on vacation! BENNY: Cool! Where is he going? ADAM: No idea. Maybe the letter will say. Let's see... Hey guys! So I ...
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Falcon Circus, Chapter 3: The Jungle

The Wise You get up and dust yourself off. Pushing extra leaves and vines out of the way, the sign reads, "THIS WAY! THAT WAY! NO WAY? YES WAY!" You let out a big sigh. Oh boy. There was one door in ...
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A Series of Fortunate Events

Once, when I was a boy, I went to the Carnival. The man at the said, "Come here, boy, I'll tell you a story. Shuffle these cards." And I did. When I was done, he began telling me his story, flipping ...
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What's the passcode?

One morning, as you wake up, you feel something on your face: It's a letter. As you take it off your face to read it, You fall off your bed. Uurrrgh, you say and stand up. The letter says: ...
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The 13,601st puzzle

One day, a man was watching a live TV report. He was a good puzzler. TV Report. This is just in, by Justin. A child of an art collector noticed that every time she left the house, the paintings ...
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The mysterious box: The First Clue

It was a normal day when I got the box came in the post. I opened it and found a handful of objects inside. I picked out a piece of paper and on it was a riddle: The next clue lies within the top ...
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Is It Another Letter? No! It's an Email

I was checking all my emails when all of a sudden, 1 particular email just popped on my screen. I decided to take a look at that Hello, I'm Mr. XYZ Sorry tu say thiz but your son hes been ...
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Falcon Circus, Chapter 2: The Wise

The Predator The hidden voice behind the monster's bellows caught your attention. You scramble backwards and shout, "Sparrow!" Light streams in as the door behind you opens. You go through, shaking ...
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Falcon Circus, Chapter 1: The Predator

The Decision With three doors to choose from and three riddles to solve, you decide to stick to one. Of the three, the left door seemed the shortest and easiest... and indeed it was. You walk up to ...
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What The Heck Did I Just Read?

It was the first of April when I received a letter from my good friend Richard. He never sent me one so I was surprised. I opened it and what came next left me speechless kevin, please Help me out! ...
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A Secret Math Society

I was about to try to join the famous Math club at my school when I stopped to hear my classmates doing the same. I didn't know that newcomers had to take a simple test to be qualified until my they ...