By Neel Anil Panicker

‘Sir, it’s suicide. This guy, name’s Thomas, around sixtyish moonlighted at the hotel__waited tables, occasionally cooked. Seems his fish curry was a favourite among the backpackers. Yesterday, they fished him out of the sea. The manager says he was sprawled on the upper deck floor after shutdown. Had a bottle beside him.”

“You’ve haven’t dug enough, Pandey”.

‘I’m sorry Sir, I don’t get you’.

“You won’t, you buffoon. This guy drinks but not on a Monday, the day he died. Means somebody forced liquor down his throat and hurled him into the waters. Got to find out who and why.”



19 thoughts on “neelwrites/something’sfishy/fiction/fridayfictioneers/shortstory/100words/08/02/2018

  1. Dale

    Sir seems to know quite a bit about Thomas… don’t you think?

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    1. After all this Sir is Inspector Sharma, the best in the business, Dale.

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      1. Dale

        Of course!

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  2. A fatal flaw in the killer’s plan.

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  3. Ah! Thomas was suicided by somebody else. Got you, Inspector!

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  4. Moon

    That was a beautifully crafted tale. Really liked it.

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  5. Dear Neel,

    We need more Sirs like him in society. Perhaps there would be less crime. Well done.



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  6. Sharma’s little grey cells are working well! Nice one neel.

    Click to read my 100 Word Story!

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  7. so glad that the detective knew it was not a closed case.

    and side note – there is a very sad real life story where a mother insisted that her teen daughter was forced to drink alcohol which killed her – and the gal even had force marks on her cheeks – the mom has a wordpress blog about it all and is still hoping for justice – I lost contact with the blog – but it was so sad –
    I heard that a lot of suicides are maybe murders- nice take on the photo prompt, Neel

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      1. yeah – it broke my heart too – and I guess the detectives shut the case and so that is why the mom was blogging. it was sad.
        and well, your fiction piece here was nicely packed with some real life fishiness – (good title)

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  8. If all the Inspector Sharma(s) were so good. Great tale.

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  9. This has so much more that could be said, Neel. I like stories like this.
    Well done …
    Isadora 😎

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