Written for Friday Fictioneers

3 May 2019

PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot


By Neel Anil Panicker

You sure it’s her?

“Yes…I checked. She bought this a month ago.”


Also what? Spit it out, will you?

He’s in.

What? Are you sure? I thought Carlos…”

I have been up all night here, behind the bushes. He came just after midnight.Trademark white jacket, brown felt hat, dark glasses…Sir, the same left leg limp, too.”

Amrendra Bhargava, ace crime reporter of the “Nightly News” let out a low whistle.

The City Mayor holed up in secret love nest with the most notorious gangster in town?

Now that was the kind of news that he could use.

#neelanilpanicker #flash #FF #shortstory #100words


28 thoughts on “neelwrites/flash/fridayfictioneers/shortstory/01/05/2019

  1. The limp was a lovely descriptive touch

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Intriguing piece, Neel.
    Is it part of something bigger, it has that feel to it.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Thanks a lot Ceayr. Yes, I intend to use this as a springboard to introduce a new crime series starring Amrendra Bhargava.


  4. A story that may lead to a lot more trouble than they bargained for!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Dear Neel,

    We both went crime syndicate this week, didn’t we? 😉 Corrupt mayor this one. Big news indeed. Well done.



    Liked by 1 person

  6. Clear the front page… 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. And some of the inside pages, too. Thanks a lot, Sandra


  7. Oh boy, a good old-fashioned gangster story! Well done, most enjoyable 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Wonderful use of the prompt, Neel.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. A big scandal is news, but it might give him more than he bargained for. Nicely told!


  10. Sounds like one of those titillating Netflix descriptions! Nice work.


  11. Good one. The gangster and mayor caught with their pants down…

    Liked by 1 person

  12. gahlearner

    This is a great read. What a news story. I do fear for the reporter though.


  13. Abhijit Ray

    Only news, no photo? How do we know, Mayor was not discussing terms of surrender?


  14. I could see them – heehee!


  15. Ha, Time to blow the lid off. Nicely done.


  16. Sounds like he’s got a news scoop. The Mayor is going down. The identifying details were great. Enjoyed!


  17. Jackpot story if one is looking for it!


  18. Good story, Neel. This would make a great long story or play. Well done. 🙂 — Suzanne


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 )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google 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: