BEST SERVED COLD    (99 words)

PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll

PHOTO PROMPT © J Hardy Carroll
By Neel Anil Panicker

“George Clifton, the 65-year-old owner of Clifton Estate was found murdered today, his throat slit with a sharp edged weapon. This is the very Estate  where 20 years ago…”

Bhura switched off the television set, struck a match, and watched as the newspaper cutting  burnt to ashes.

Its contents read, ‘Allahabd Police have discovered the body of an around 25 year old woman, from inside Clifton Estate. The partially burnt corpse bore several knife wounds. A postmortem report confirmed rape. A three-month old child, believed to be the woman’s, was found beside the body whom the killer/s left unharmed.’

(c)neelanilpanicker2017 #fiction #short story #99 words

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18 thoughts on “neelwrites/bestservedcold/fiction/shortstory/FF/99words/23/03/2017

  1. I like the title — 20 years cold, in this case. I just hope Bhura was right about who murdered his (her/) mother, or this could turn into an entirely different kind of story…


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