There's no way to know if a riddle is good until you know the answer. It takes a lot of faith on the part of the riddle-solver to not look at the answer, and find out right away, but of course by this time the riddle has been ruined. I think it may be nice to sit with a riddle for a long time, if you can't solve it right away. Maybe you can take some time now and then to think about what the answer may be, and end up becoming old friends with a riddle. Maybe you'll go 10 years trying to find the answer to a riddle, only to find out the answer is something you discarded for being silly. Maybe that's part of a riddle's charm as well. It's your choice what to do with the following riddles, but I'll try not to list any lousy ones. Well, maybe just a few...


Riddle 1: The more you try and catch me the more I'll elude you. When you're busy doing something else is when I'll come. What am I?

Riddle 2: I look like a cat, I act like a cat, but I am not a cat. What am I?

Riddle 3: When you look side to side, I'll be looking too, but turn to me and I'll dissapear. What am I?

Riddle 4: The more you take, the more you leave behind.

Riddle 5: I cry without eyes, fly without wings, darkness follows me wherever I go. What am I?

Answers (Upside down)

Answer 1: ʞɹoʍ oʇ ƃuıʎɹʇ s,ǝuo uǝɥʍ pɹɐoqʎǝʞ s,ǝuo uo ƃuıʞןɐʍ ɹoɟ uʍouʞ ǝɹɐ s,ʇɐϽ ˙ʇɐɔ ɐ ɹO ˙ssǝuıddɐH

Answer 2: ʇɐɔ ɐ ɟo uoıʇɔǝןɟǝɹ ǝɥ⊥

Answer 3: ǝlᴉɟoɹd uᴉ ǝɔɐɟ ɐ ɟo ʍopɐɥs ǝɥ┴

Answer 4: sdǝʇsʇooℲ

Answer 5: pnolɔ ∀