neelwrites/flash/fridayfictioneers/shortstory/01/05/2019

Written for Friday Fictioneers

3 May 2019

PHOTO PROMPT © Roger Bultot

STRANGE BEDFELLOWS 

By Neel Anil Panicker

You sure it’s her?

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

Also…

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.

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

  1. The limp was a lovely descriptive touch

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

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

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

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  5. Dear Neel,

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

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  6. Clear the front page… 🙂

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

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

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  8. Wonderful use of the prompt, Neel.

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

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

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

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  12. gahlearner

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

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  13. Abhijit Ray

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

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  14. I could see them – heehee!

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

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

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  17. Jackpot story if one is looking for it!

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

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