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AN OLD FOX REMEMBERS
Taxidermy fox at Natural History Museum, London
By Neel Anil Panicker
‘You know who’.
Inspector Sharma’s eyes gleamed in recognition like an old fox.
‘Not everyday and not everyone writes in such neat cursive strokes, a style that was quickly heading the dodo
As the private car cut through the rain swept streets racing towards Mayapuri Industrial Area, the senior
cop’s thoughts hurtled backwards into the past.
His mind’s eye opened up to an incident some two decades ago.
The year was 1994; he a new recruit; first posting, first night out.
Crossing the roundabout at Motia Mahal, he thought he heard something, someone’s voice, a girl’s, perhaps.
He looked up and saw a four-story crumbling structure, a sight not uncommon sight in centuries old Old Delhi,
the capital of the erstwhile Mughal Empire that ruled over India some 400 centuries ago.
As the wails grew shriller, he decided to check it out, and climbed up the rickety steps that led to the hallway.
Past the long wooden corridors, he found himself peeping through a half broken glass window into a dark dust
He could make out the silhouette of a little girl, barely six, her hands secured behind thick nylon ropes, her small
fear laden eyes almost jumping out of their sunken sockets, staring out at him from a darkened corner.
It was only much later that he came to know that the girl he had
rescued was none other than Lisa, the dreaded mafia don Afzal Guru’s only daughter.
©neelanilpanicker2017 #fiction #novella #part23ofadangerouslove #249w
If you would like to read the earlier parts of this ongoing novella ‘A DANGEROUS LOVE’
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PART SEVEN https://neelwritesblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/05/neelwritesgaffarmian-alifeoutsideprisonwallsthreelinetalesfiction188words/
PART EIGHT https://neelwritesblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/08/neelwritescatsoutofthebagfffpppart8ofdangerouslovefiction08082017/
PART TEN https://neelwritesblog.wordpress.com/2017/08/12/neelwritesalonelyvigilparttenofadangerouslovefiction35812082017/