neelwrites/FF/plant/100words/07/06/2017

 Friday Fictioneers by its fantabulous  Facilitator, Rochelle has chosen the marvellous Sarah Potter‘s lovely pic this week.

Dare to have a go at writing a 100-word story. Click on Rochelle’s name to get the rules and regs – reallly, they aren’t that complicated…

9 June 2017

Wanna read other versions?  Do click on the blue frog

A NICE PLANT

Copyright Sarah Potter

By Neel Anil Panicker

“At this price it’s a steal, Akshay”.

‘It’s something the landlady said.’

“Now what’s it Akki? That she stays in her bungalow with her paralytic husband. That they bought this house back in the 80’s when the rates had slumped southwards. That her two children have flown the nest and settled abroad and rarely visit them. Is that what bugs you, dear husband?”

‘No, something else, Susie. Did you hear her say this place been locked ever since she bought it ten years ago?’

“So?”

‘How come there’re fresh plants on the balcony sill. And traces of blood…warm human blood?”

©neelanilpanicker #fiction #FF #100words

36 thoughts on “neelwrites/FF/plant/100words/07/06/2017

  1. Dear Neel,

    Your link did work. The fact is if it hadn’t you wouldn’t have been able to link at all.

    This sounds like they just bought Little Shop of Horrors. I’d be running the other way. Well done.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Am glad the link is up and working. Thanks for the appreciation, Rochelle.

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  2. Time to go, I think. Good one Neel.

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    1. Yes, time to take to one’s heels. Thanks Sandra

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  3. Moon

    I admire your ability to hop from one genre to another, so effortlessly. Yesterday , i read your murder mystery and now the prelude to horror!
    Most amazing!

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    1. Oh! it was lovely of you to such words. Glad you read and commented on my story. Have a nice day, Moon.

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  4. Dale

    I think he should back away from the deal…
    Good story, Neel!

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    1. Yeah, methinks too. Thanks Dale.

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  5. Life Lessons of a Dog Lover

    I agree with Rochelle, they should definitely run while they still can.

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    1. Yes I guess they should. Thanks for stopping by.

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  6. You can check the in anytime you like but you can never leave…

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    1. Right Bjorn, this one looks as if there is no checkout facility.

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  7. Truly amazed by your skills to turn a simple story to something mind boggling. Hats off, Neel!

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    1. Thanks Kitty. Have a lovely day.

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  8. Good one. Very well done.

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  9. Oh dear, I would definitely mistrust that bargain. Better to pay more and stay alive. A wonderfully threatening tale, Neel.

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    1. Thanks for the lovely words.

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  10. Eeek! If a bargain looks too good to be true, it probably is.

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  11. Time to say goodbye!

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  12. kalpana solsi

    If I were in their place I wouldn’t seal the deal. scary…… fresh plant or fine but warm human blood.my feet would be alert. i love your writing , Neel.

    http://ideasolsi65.blogspot.in/2017/06/the-accident.html

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  13. kalpana solsi

    …….. and I have shared this on my FB TIMELINE.

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    1. That is very sweet of you to do that. Thanks a lot, Kalpana.

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  14. Yikes. Fresh plants were bad enough, but warm blood. Noooo…

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  15. Ohhhh … nailed it, Neel! A great horror story. I WAS going to buy a Venus Flytrap. but … 😉

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    1. Thanks a lot for the appreciation.

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  16. My, My, My … scary stuff seems to have happened there.
    Cool take …
    Isadora 😎

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  17. Time to run! Scary tale with a nice, slow menace to it

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      1. My pleasure Neel 🙂

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  18. I think the landlady is less than truthful! Good take on the prompt.

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  19. Ooh, that can’t be good. It’s time to call the police from some distance away. Good writing, Neel. O_o — Suzanne

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  20. Ooooh! Scary. A good one.

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