PHOTO PROMPT © Connie Gayer

By Neel Anil Panicker

Hey, so this is what I do nowadays ever since I bid adieu to the artsy world of crime solving.

I mean look at me; furrowing and ploughing my way through knee length dirt and slush, spending whole afternoons and the better part of evenings digging and baling out huge tracts of earth, all in the vain hope that some ferns and fronds bloom and brighten up the dreary environs  that encase my post-retired existence.

Hey, I just stomped on something. It’s a man’s foot.  A man’s foot? In my garden? Someone’s hell bent on plucking me out of retirement.

#neelanilpanicker #fiction #flash #100words #fridayfictioneers #garden #digging #crime #sleuthing


1 June 2018


10 thoughts on “neelwrites/diggingabout/fridayfictioners/flashfiction/100words/30/05/2018

  1. I can imagine a retired inspector feeling joy for another corpse… not an easy thing to find a new purpose.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Dear Neel,

    Perhaps retirement just wasn’t in the deal for him. There’s always a case poking up when you least expect it. 😉 Good one.



    Liked by 1 person

    1. Some are condemned to a lifetime of crime solving.though that may not be such a bad thing.


  3. Some just don’t know how to retire…
    Prime example here!
    Good stuff, Neel


  4. Sometimes you don’t need to take your work home with you, it’s already there just waiting to be discovered. Nice take.


  5. LIving the job! He’s obviously not meant to retire.

    Click to read my FriFic tale


  6. Clearly not meant for a retired life. This is a case of doing home work 😉


  7. His career isn’t finished with him yet.


  8. Oh! what fun! Sounds like retirement is over!


  9. Great little story. I can just imagine the conflict between Sharma (it is Sharma, isn’t it?) and the (incompetent? Over-competent? Hyper-ambitious?) inspector who is given charge of the case!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: