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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THE CASE OF THE HALF BURNT VESSELS
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.
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