neelwrites/thecaretaker/SPF/crime/detectivechackocrimemysteryseries/stortstarter/TTC/FOWC/200words/14/10/2018

THE CARETAKER

CE AYR 7

Photo Credit: C.E. Ayr

By Neel Anil Panicker

“Do you also see what I see?”.

‘Sir, I see a man. I have had him verified. His name’s Daniel. Is the caretaker. Been working in the garage for over five years now. Said he worked at a castle 50 miles away. Got that verified too. The guy’s clean as a whistle.’

Detective Chacko turned around, looked at his junior, and wondered whether jealousy could be the reason his boss had attached such a nincompoop to him.

If so, he would have to make do under the circumstances.

Striking a more placatory note, he said, “Good job, Thomas. Now, I want you to once again look at the screen and tell me what exactly you see”.

A minute later Thomas’ blurted out, rather triumphantly, his childish voice reverberating all across the semi darkened basement room of the Crime Branch Main Office of Cochin Metropolitan City.

‘Sir, I see another man. He’s sitting on the bench. He’s holding a single leaf; his eyes darting around, as if he’s waiting for someone.’

Chacko latched on to the reply, “Good. My gut tells me this man is tied to the double murders. How is that so is something I have to find out.”

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Sunday Photo Fiction – October 14, 2018

https://sundayphotofictioner.wordpress.com/2018/10/13/sunday-photo-fiction-october-14-2018/

FOWC with Fandango — Castle

https://thehauntedwordsmith.wordpress.com/2018/10/13/daily-writing-challenge-13/

6 thoughts on “neelwrites/thecaretaker/SPF/crime/detectivechackocrimemysteryseries/stortstarter/TTC/FOWC/200words/14/10/2018

  1. The best ones see a little something everyone else missed.

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  2. Intriguing as ever, Neel

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  3. michael1148humphris

    All junior police officers have to learn, Thomas will learn

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  4. Intriguing. Maybe this is the start of a fruitful partnership?

    Like

  5. Even Dr Watson had his less-than-stellar moments.

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