Sunday Photo Fiction – October 15th 2017

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214 10 October 15th 2017

By Neel Anil Panicker

“Honorable Sir, I warmly welcome you to my ship.”

Warm welcome? My foot. A murder’s occurred and the bastard’s grinning from ear to ear__baring his gold embossed teeth.

Inspector Sharma inspected the man: Mid-fifties, balding, with floral panoramic patterns clinging to near exposed skin adorned by gold embellishments all over that together he surmised, could easily weigh over a couple of kilos.

“Sir, I am Frederick D’ Souza, the captain…”

‘Cut the crap. Where’s the body?’

“Sir…sir…the body… err it was here…i mean it isn’t now…It…”

Inspector Sharma felt as if a huge boulder had dropped onto his chest. He felt dizzy. With enormous effort he raised his hands up and held onto to a metallic beam that circled the upper deck.

His free hand felt the gun strapped to his waist.

The bastard! A multi-millionare aging heiress on a ’round the world’ odyssey was found murdered on this ship and its owner was saying that the body had disappeared.
“Sir, the sharks…they ate her. I saw it…”

Inspector Sharma wasn’t sure whom he hated the most___the man, the ‘dead’ heiress or, the sharks.

(c)neelanilpanciker2017 #fiction #sundayphotofiction #allatsea #184words

14 thoughts on “neelwrites/allatsea/spf/fiction/shorstory/inspectorsharmacrimeseries/15/10/2017

  1. Can’t blame the sharks for that, it’s their nature!

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  2. Good description of the captain, Neel, but not clear why the inspector reacts so badly?


    1. A prominent heiress has been murdered a murder hat’s occurred and the captain is grinning. Isn’t it


      1. A prominent heiress has been murdered and the captain is grinning and being nonchalant about it. Inspector Sharma is reacting to this. Isn’t that expected, Ceayr?

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  3. The old woman died on board the ship. Who threw her body overboard to be (supposedly) eaten by sharks? The good Inspector should drag the Captain back to police headquarters and sweat the truth out of him.

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  4. I enjoyed the comments – and also the fiction – and I felt the energy and mystery of a fun whodunnit – ““Sir…sir…the body… err it was here…i mean it isn’t now…It…”

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  5. Think there are a lot of behind the scene happenings here, Neel.

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    1. Yes, a lot of the mystery is what happens next and why and how. Thanks Varad.


  6. I definitely think the Captain is trying to hide something. Is this part of a series?

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    1. He does have something to hide for sure.

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  7. Interesting story Neel. I doubt it was the captin though. Too obvious.

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