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By Neel Anil Panicker

The entire mantelpiece was chock-a-block with vases in myriad shapes, sizes and colours.
One in particular caught his attention.
Inspector Sharma’s fingers skirted past the bud, cylinder and cube shaped ones to finally rest on the wide base piece that squeezed upwards to a pastel green narrow neck, the latter tapering just enough for flowers with the thinnest of stems to fit in.
The cop’s eyes flickered for a nano second; his trained police mind jogged down memory lane; visions of a bunch of huge corolla dripping creamy magnolias scurried past his brain.
He was staring at the murder weapon.

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19 thoughts on “neelwrites/wiltedflowers/fridayfictioneers/shortstory/inspectorsharmacrimeseries/fiction/100words/01/11/2017

  1. I saw murder weapons here too. the inspector is on the trail again. Nicely done Neel.

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  2. Dale

    He does have a sharp eye, that one!

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    1. He is the best in the business.

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  3. Inspector Sharma strikes again

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  4. Good descriptions, Neel

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  5. Moon

    He is very sharp.
    Great descriptions, indeed.


  6. ahhh that was a chilling take – hope they find the culprit now

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  7. You took us right inside the detective’s mind and showed us his analytical thought process. Quite convincing 🙂

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    1. Thanks a lot for your perceptive comments.

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  8. Dear Neel

    That’s one sharp inspector. Love the descriptions. Good one.



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  9. So descriptive and I felt the astuteness if the detective Neel! Nice take on prompt

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  10. They seemed perfect murder weapons to me too, Neel!

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  11. I enjoyed your vivid descriptions fo the vases. Then, the sharp eyed detective pulled it all together. Nicely done ….
    Isadora 😎


  12. You set up the scene well, and resolve it effectively. Now all Inspector Sharma needs is some forensic evidence – oh, and the identity of the murderer!
    Nice one, Neel!


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