By Neel Anil Panicker

“So, Mr House Reader, what do you say?”.

‘Well, heart says yes, head says no.’

“Hmm….that’s a new one. Care to elaborate, my lordship”.

‘You see this one’s a mixed bag. It’s modern no doubt, the air-conditioner, the patterned staircase, the coloured shingles all scream a richly sophistication. Though, the metronomically arranged cutesy flower pots and a splash of blue shows the inhabitants are still yolked to their past. Nouveau riche, yet clinging to an old world charm, plus with a lot of wealth, plausibly all invested in land.’


‘So, not so bad for a one time steal.’

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21 thoughts on “

  1. The Sherlock Holmes of the house reading thieves.

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  2. Lovely imaginative take on the prompt, and you’ve written it skilfully.

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  3. Dear Neel,

    A house reader. Now that’s a new one. Nicely done.



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  4. LOL! Discerning robbers….

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  5. I wasn’t sure why it was being sized up, but sounds about right 😉

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  6. nice reading. at the end of the day, however, the main selling point of a property will always be its location.

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  7. Are they planning to rob?

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  8. Buying or robbing? Whichever, an amusing little tale.

    My go at Friday Fictioneers!

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  9. I really wonder what is in the house now….


  10. I suppose picking your mark is an important skill to have. Very inventive.


  11. Abhijit Ray

    Good analysis leading to a good decision. Well done, house reader.


  12. Boy. I wonder what a house reader would think about my place?


  13. A very different but good story and well written, Neel. I doubt anyone would look at my flat and want to rob it. I also don’t go around wearing expensive jewelry. That’s begging for theft. 🙂 — Suzanne


  14. Kalpana Solsi

    There is always a conflict between the heart and the head. House-reader.. interesting.


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    1. Yes, there’s always that one big conflict. Thanks Kalps


  15. Well, you know, robbers can’t just go about willy-nilly robbing any house. There must be some research first…


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