FFfAW Challenge-Week of August 22, 2017

I am participating in Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writer, where we write a piece between 100 and 150 words (more or less 25 words) in length inspired by the photo prompt above.

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Thank you Yarnspinnerr for our photo prompt this week!

By Neel Anil Panicker

Metal pots lay scattered on the grill bars of the vast estate that was Ambuja Mansions, the fifty acre farmhouse owned by the Ambujas.

Inspector Sharma bent down and touched the blackened belly pots, all six of them.

“Hmm…something’s been cooking.”

Getting up, Inspector Sharma inspected the surroundings from inside his dark Ray Ban.

An empty road stretched out in front of him as far as the eye could eye.

There was no semblance of any city life all around the lone farmhouse situated in a very secluded tony suburb of SouthDelhi.

“Constable Kadam, you see these small vessels over here?”

‘Yes, Sir. It’s the first thing I noticed on coming here.’

“Kadam, you may be good at noticing but are very bad at inferring.”

‘Sir. I don’t understand.’

“Kadam, You said you saw three bodies inside, right?

‘Yes, Sir… one of an elderly, and two of his sons. I confirmed it.’

“Confirmed? And who did you confirm all this from, dear Kadam”

‘His family members, Sir.  The deceased’s wife. She was …’

Inspector Sharma looked at his deputy open sarcasm.

“Kadam, the dead man had no wife, least of all any children.”

As Kadam let a shriek, the sound of gunfire reverberated the surroundings.

©neelanilpanicker2017 #FFfAW #fiction

6 thoughts on “neelwrites/thecaseofthehalfburntvessels/FFfAW/fiction/23/08/2017

  1. The story needs to continue …… Part 2, 3 …….. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. THANKS Reena,
      I shall surely do so.

      Liked by 2 people

  2. Shall wait for more. 🙂


  3. mandibelle16

    I agree finding out more would be interesting. What occurred exactly before Kadam called the police. Not very good police if they shook you, jail time or a fine, that’s understandable for false testimony, but not being shot. Also, we knowxfrom your writing there is something these police are not seeing, thus, it’s even more tragic that Kadan is dead!


  4. Hmmm, it leaves a lot of questions unanswered. Great story, Neel!


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