Thanks to Priceless Joy for hosting Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers and H R R Gorman for the picture.




By Neel Anil Panicker 

‘But why’s would someone do this?’, Koshy half blurted out.

Detective Chacko ignored his junior’s remark while allowing himself a full 360 degree gaze of the room.

There it was___an upturned bookcase___Jungle Books and Harry Potters’ falling out of it, the pages half exposed; plus, broken shards of glass on the Italian marbled floor; and the shocker of it all___reams and reams of toilet paper rolls cut into a million pieces and strewn all over a bed sans a heavily mauled bedsheet and pillows.

It seemed as if a few street dogs had had a field day of the place.

Turning around, his X-ray vision scanned a few more items of note and confined them to memory.

‘So Sir, what do you say?’

“What do I say? Well what I say is that it’s Tuesday which means the murder was committed last Sunday, that the killer loves Swiss cheese, digs chamber music, and is not a very noble man.

All Koshy could do was stare dumb struck at his boss while Chacko skirted past Mrs. Amminni’s still body that lay half naked on the floor.

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14 thoughts on “neelwrites/flash/shortstory/FFfAW/FOWC/3TC/175words/23/01/2019

  1. The Haunted Wordsmith

    A little Sherlock Holmes lol. Good story!

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  2. Abhijit Ray

    Detective Chako has an uncanny knack for solving crimes. His assistant has a lot to learn from him.

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  3. Suspenseful. Leaving wanting more.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. At least the killer has good taste in cheese! Good mystery!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Hahaha! Mystery solved! Great story, Neel!

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  6. Neel, I just found out this afternoon that InLinkz is doubling the price of their membership and I have decided I am not going to pay it. There will be no more FFfAW challenges. Thank you so much for your participation and I am glad to have gotten to know you!

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    1. That’s indeed sad. I hope you will be around and see at other places. You have been a priceless joy.


      1. Thank you so much Neel, I appreciate that. I will still be on the blogs. I just won’t be doing the FFfAW challenge.


  7. michael1148humphris

    Just another day in the life of Chacko,

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