I interrupt the mystery story to give you a writing prompt stolen from Dictionary.com
Use the following words in a short story:

Definitions for epicedium
1.a funeral song; dirge.

Definitions for ignis fatuus
1.something deluding or misleading.
2.Also called friar’s lantern, will-o’-the-wisp. a flitting phosphorescent light seen at night, chiefly over marshy ground, and believed to be due to spontaneous combustion of gas from decomposed organic matter.

Definitions for ferhoodle
1.Chiefly Pennsylvania German Area. to confuse or mix up: Don’t ferhoodle the things in that drawer.

Definitions for desultory
1.digressing from or unconnected with the main subject; random: a desultory remark.
2.lacking in consistency, constancy, or visible order, disconnected; fitful: desultory conversation.

Definitions for landloper
1.a wanderer, vagrant, or adventurer.

Definitions for coriaceous
1.of or like leather.

Definitions for recondite
1.dealing with very profound, difficult, or abstruse subject matter: a recondite treatise.
2.beyond ordinary knowledge or understanding; esoteric: recondite principles.
3.little known; obscure: a recondite fact.

Definitions for crepuscular
1.of, relating to, or resembling twilight; dim; indistinct.
2.Zoology. appearing or active in the twilight, as certain bats and insects.