Six sentences,  any genre, link thurs a.m. and hop, link and hop…


This week’s cue is LINK


By Neel Anil Panicker

Inspector Sharma moved away from the dinner table and was now intently studying a Raja Verma nude oil painting mounted on the walls just above the liquor cabinet, desperately trying to decipher the inexorable link between the kings of yore and their ever pliant subjects.

“What were you doing between the ten and eleven on Sunday night when the murders are believed to have been committed”?

The question seemed to have caught Ram Bahadur by surprise and a shiver of fear ran down his spine; his already droopy old man’s eyes further wilting under the penetrative gaze of the senior cop.

‘I…I…was here Sir, very much here, serving food to Gulati Sir and Madam.’

The air around the curvaceous hall suddenly grew dense as a wry smile formed around Inspector Sharma’s whisker-ringed lips.

The postmortem report had categorically mentioned the Gulatis had not eaten a single morsel of food for at least six hours prior to their violent deaths.

©neelanilpanicker2017 #sixlinetales #fiction  #158words

23 thoughts on “neelwrites/link/sixsentencestories/158words/15/06/2017

  1. Fingers pointing at Ram Bahadur. Let’s hope he is “bahadur” enough to own up, if at all.

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    1. Yes, that’s the hope. Thanks Kitty.

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  2. Moon

    So very well written , Neel . Amazing story .

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  3. Great story. I looked up ‘bahadur’ so I wonder whetehr he will be ‘brave’ enough to admit it in the end.


    1. Yes, he needs to be more than brave to come out of this unscathed. Thanks.


  4. Oops! He thought he had a very plausible alibi, but sadly he just sealed his fate. Very well told, Neel!

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    1. Yes, and thanks a lot for the appreciation.


  5. the noose tightens! (in many detective stories, even when they know who the murderer is, they work to trap the suspect into confessing… I get that vibe from your Inspector Sharma.
    Look forward to the next installment!


  6. mimi

    Best to remember that if you lie, you will get caught.


    1. That’s true, and thanks.


  7. what a tale you weave . A great story – well done. And without saying anything you say everything that’s needed …


    1. Oh! thank you so much. Your appreciation means a lot, Maz.


  8. Looks like Ram Bahadur has some explaining to do…


    1. Yes, looks like so. Thanks Lisa.


  9. Great descriptions of the setting and the characters! I enjoyed reading your SSS.


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