neelwrites/fridayfictioneers/astepahead/detectivechacko/crime/flash/fiction/100days/17/10/2018

PHOTO PROMPT © Jilly Funell

A STEP AHEAD
By Neel Anil Panicker
‘So are you telling me that the killer, whoever he is, was stupid enough to walk through the school’s frontgate, wing his way past the Principal’s Office, the front window of which overlooks the frontyard, then coolly climb up the iron bar steps, step into the library and murder Mrs Elsa __all this without a single soul noticing his arrival or departure?’

‘Or, maybe someone did notice, but is choosing to keep quiet’

“Who could that be, Sir?”

A half smile formed on Detective Chacko’s lips.

‘If I were to know that would I be listening to your gibberish, Mathai?’

Written as part of the Friday Fictioneers challenge hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (more details HERE). The idea is to write a short story of 100 words based on the photo prompt (above).

To read stories of 100 words based on this week’s prompt, visit HERE.

18 thoughts on “neelwrites/fridayfictioneers/astepahead/detectivechacko/crime/flash/fiction/100days/17/10/2018

  1. They’ve got a good working relationship, haven’t they? Not so cordial, but good nevertheless.

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  2. Someone must have seen them…

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  3. My money’s on the cop as perpetrator

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  4. I like your take on the photoprompt – the building does look suitable for a school. You manage to establish the relationship between the two cops very adroitly in your 100 words!

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  5. A student who is a normal sight on the property. Nobody sees something unusual in what they see every day.

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  6. Are we implicating the Principal? Surely he is the killer of Mrs. Elsa who was blackmailing him, threatening to expose his affair with Miss Bubbles the new art teacher? Lovely story.

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  7. Dear Neel,

    Someone was stealthy enough to take her out. I agree with Jo. The principal’s the only one who could get away with it. These days, if it had been a student, he would’ve tried to take out the whole student body. Good one.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  8. michael1148humphris

    I smiled at how you described the relationship.

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  9. I was in the mood for a bit of crime drama- thx….

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  10. I am intrigued, this needs a longer format for the readers.

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  11. Good relationship here. And somebody did it!

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  12. Good banter, I’ve a suspicion he has someone in mind though.

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  13. Great description of the relationship.

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