FRIDAY FICTIONEERS hostedby the ever reliant Rochellewisoff



By Neel Anil Panicker

‘Cash, jewellery, appliances, cars…nothing’s missing. Looks like it’s personal.’

“Very personal”.

The two looked at the seven bodies strewn like mashed potatoes all over the tiled floor; their heads decapitated, hands tied to backs with nylon tape, every single body space sporting horrific burn marks.

‘Maybe, they were looking for information; turned mad when they didn’t find it, and decided to kill them all.’

“Could be, ” said Inspector Sharma as he moved towards the balcony.

“Bring her to the police station,” he said looking into the bejewelled eyes of the mynah.

“Once she talks, all secrets will tumble out.”

(c)neelanilpanicker2017 #fiction #flashfiction #FridayFictioneers #100words

24 thoughts on “neelwrites/timeforachat/FF/flashfiction/shortstory/100words/13/10/2017

  1. Interesting take Bhai!


    1. Yes, never thought of a bird as a witness though not an entirely impossible thing.

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  2. Dear Neel,

    I wonder what tales that bird will tell.;) Headless bodies spread like mashed potatoes is quite an image. Nicely done.




    1. Yes, a very gory sight indeed.
      Thanks for the appreciation, Rochelle.


  3. That’s a very gruesome crime scene there, Neel. Truly shocking. Hope Inspector Sharma can make head (Ha!) or tails out of this one.


    1. Nice pun there, Varad.

      I have full faith in Inspector Sharma’s abilities.


  4. There’s been a few mynah bird witnesses this week. Sharma will have his work cut out getting this one to stand up in court though!


    1. Yes, even i too noticed it. Inspector Sharma is a smart alec. Thanks Kelly.

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  5. That’s an interesting take, a bird as witness. Hope it talks 🙂


  6. Dale

    Strewn like mashed potatoes… quite the image that creates!
    Let’s just see if that Myna will talk and tell!


    1. I am hopeful that Inspector Sharma will get her to talk.
      Thanks Dale.

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  7. Some graphic writing here. Let’s hope Sharma catches the murderers!


  8. Gory, but fascinating. I’d like to be there when Mynah starts talking 🙂


  9. Is this part of a longer story? Gory details!


  10. You paint a very graphic scene!


  11. Well, this gave me the creeps. In a good way.


  12. rachelmalik99

    Really liked the last line. Not sure what to make of the mashed potato and the burns!


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