Fiction and Fantasy Writing

Riddles and More!

Oedipus and the Sphinx

Lately I’ve been thinking about riddles for my novel. I came across some really cool ones and I wanted to share them with you! I’ll put up the answers in tomorrow’s post so I leave you with some food for thought. You can leave your answers in the comments below and check them tomorrow. Have fun with these!

Riddle #1

If you have me, you want to share me.

If you share me, you haven’t got me.

What am I?

Riddle #2

What is always coming, but never arrives?

Riddle #3

What can run, but never walks;

Has a mouth, but never talks;

Has a head, but never weeps;

Has a bed, but never sleeps?

Riddle #4

We hurt without moving.

We poison without touching.

We bear the truth and the lies.

We are not to be judged by our size.

What are we?

Riddle #5

Tolkien’s riddle from LOTR

Voiceless it cries

Wingless it flutters

Toothless it bites,

Mouthless it mutters?

Riddle #6

Rowling’s riddle from HP

First think of the person who lives in disguise,

Who deals in secrets and tells naught but lies.

Next, tell what’s always the last thing to mend,

The middle of middle and end of the end?

And finally give me the sound often heard

During the search for a hard-to-find word.

Now string them together and answer me this,

Which creature would you be unwilling to kiss?



Since I saw that some got the easier ones, I thought of adding two more!

Riddle #7

At night they come without being fetched.

By day they are lost without being stolen.

What are they?


Riddle #8

With pointed fangs I sit and wait,

With piercing force I dole out fate,

Over bloodless victims proclaiming my might,

Eternally joining in a single bite.

What Am I?





1.Β  A secret

2. Tomorrow

3. A river

4. Words

5. The wind

6. A SPY-D- ER – Spider

7. The Stars

8. A Stapler

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  • Reply
    June 2, 2016 at 9:53 am

    1. The wind
    2. Tomorrow
    3. Seasons

    • Reply
      June 2, 2016 at 12:51 pm


  • Reply
    June 2, 2016 at 10:43 am

    Riddle 1- secret
    Riddle 2-tomorrow
    Riddle 3-river
    Riddle 4-words
    Riddle 5-
    Riddle 6-spider

    • Reply
      June 2, 2016 at 12:52 pm

      Great try!

  • Reply
    June 2, 2016 at 10:45 am

    1. Story 2.year 3.river 4.people5. Secrets 6. Spider

    • Reply
      June 2, 2016 at 12:50 pm

      You are close!

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    Cristian Moldoveanu
    June 2, 2016 at 12:02 pm

    Damn, I’m so bad at riddles πŸ™‚ Ioana seems to be pretty good at this though.
    Since she apparently answered correctly to all the riddles except number 5, I’ll try that one. Maybe the answer is the wind?
    And oh my god, that number 6, spy, d, er? :)) Jesus it’s not that hard, but as and when English is not your main language, it’s pretty tough πŸ™‚

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      June 2, 2016 at 12:48 pm

      The answers are easy, i think that’s why the riddles are so hard! #6 is my favourite as well!

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    June 2, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    At the last riddle the right answer is spy-d-er

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      June 2, 2016 at 12:52 pm

      I guess the spelling changes a little as and when you β€œstring them together.” Although, there are many interpretations and holes in the logic of the riddle. A spy doesn’t always tell only lies, for example.

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    June 2, 2016 at 12:58 pm

    I added 2 new riddles! enjoy!

  • Reply
    June 2, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    1. Money?? πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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      June 2, 2016 at 2:10 pm

      I’m not sure everyone is as selfless as you as and when it comes to money! I can see it as a potential answer though!

  • Reply
    June 2, 2016 at 5:58 pm

    There are several legit answers for each riddle (a creative individual could find many). Depends how you look at it! About being selfless…money is not fun unless you share it. Besides, we all share it, even if we don’t realize it. It is something that you have but at the same time you don’t, it’s just a continuous rotation and you happen to be on the itinerary .

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    June 2, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    Riddle 2 : the future? πŸ€”

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    June 2, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    Riddle 7 – could be the stars?

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    Lazar Liviu-Marian
    June 3, 2016 at 12:32 am

    1: secret
    2: tomorrow
    3: a river
    4: words
    5: the wind
    6: a spider
    7: stars
    8: a stapler

    I belive this was too easy, too easy to solve…got some bigger brainteasers :))))?
    You can also associate these with:
    1: intelligence
    2: apocalypse
    3: a zombie (close enouf)
    4: thoughts
    5: winter
    6: smeagle/gollum {from the movie :)) }
    7: hookers :)) bet you didn’t see this one coming
    8: a vampire πŸ˜€

    Also, i’m curious, how many can answer my riddle πŸ˜€ ???

    I’m the blackest thing that exist,
    Yet no one knows my true color,
    When i come, nothing can see me,
    I eat everything that’s in my path,
    And nothing can stop me or escape from me,
    I don’t have a size, I don’t have a smell,
    I act like a magnet and that’s all i can tell,
    What am i?

    πŸ˜€ i will give the answer tomorrow D

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      Cristian Moldoveanu
      June 3, 2016 at 7:17 am

      Maybe a black hole?

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        June 3, 2016 at 7:21 am

        I was thinking about the black hole as well. It just seems a bit too easy. I like some of the alternatives as well! πŸ™‚

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    Cristian Moldoveanu
    June 3, 2016 at 7:20 am

    For number 7 I’m thinking dreams.

    • Reply
      June 3, 2016 at 7:21 am

      I will post the answers soon!

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