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100 Word Wednesday: Week 23

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What’s Cooking?

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By Neel Anil Panicker

 ‘Chicken chops. Try it. I tell you, it’s absolutely lip smacking, Sir.’

Inspector Sharma squirmed, grunted, and all but hurled invectives into the phone.

With great difficulty he restrained himself.

Informers were a very valuable cog in the wheel of police detective work.

“Gullu, I’ll try it out for sure. But first tell me what you know about Pearl Diner and how is it linked to the double murders?”

The voice on the other end fell silent.

After what seemed an eternity, he heard the words,

‘Name’s Joseph. Waits tables there. He’s your man. Will lead you to the murderer.’

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neelwrites/100wordwednesday/manchesterbombing/24/05/2017

MAN, MY CHEST IS HEAVY

(GENRE: HISTORICAL FICTION)

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By Neel Anil Panicker  

‘Damn’t’, Tom cursed.

Hoping to beat the crowd, the 16-year old had arrived a good three hours before.

An hour more of standing in the serpentine queue; his fate was sealed.

The counter screamed the ‘SOLD OUT’ board.

‘NO TICKETS FOR MY FAVE ARIANA GRANDE SHOW,’ he shrieked out.

It was then that he heard it.

First a small pop sound, then a massive cracker blast…

He turned around: the foyer was a blazing inferno.

Madness prevailed thereafter.

Amidst wild cries, someone shouted, ‘blast…suicide…’

People began to run helter skelter.

For once Tom was glad the tickets were sold out.

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