16 June 2017


PHOTO PROMPT © Dale Rogerson

By Neel Anil Panicker

As the siren dripping police car screeched to a halt near the white marbled hotel entrance, the bumble bee of television cameras swooped down on it, catching off guard its lone occupant Inspector Sharma even as he emerged out of his air-conditioned cocoon into the mid-June summer madness that had become Kolkata.

“Not now” he thundered, as he hacked his way past the thick foliage of thick skinned news sniffing journos and their protruding microphones, taking the lift to the tenth floor, to room number 110, where awaiting him were three dismembered bodies including one of a three-month-old baby girl.

©neelanilpanicker2017 #fiction  #FF #100words  


42 thoughts on “neelwrites/FF/discovery/inspectorsharma/100words/14/06/2017

  1. Great scene setting and description. Just a minor point, I’d change one of the thick’s, “thick foliage of thick skinned…” twice in four words is irritating but it gives you the opportunity to use something else, which will add to the richness of the piece


  2. Excellent, Neel. I could almost fee the heat as he climbed out of the air-conditioned car. I’ve had heat hit me in the face coming out of air-conditioning. The ending was extremely realistic but not much different than what we read in the papers these days. I hope Inspector Sharma catches the killer. Good writing. —- Suzanne


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