Friday, 21 December 2018


The Shoes

‘What do you think, Detective?’
‘I have a witness who says that this man came here in a coach and when the coach left he committed suicide.’
‘Are you sure he was not trying to fool you?’
‘I have no reason to doubt him. See that gun in the dead man’s hand.’
‘I’m sure he was murdered.’
‘How come?’
‘Elementary! The dead man is elegantly dressed but surprisingly his feet are shoeless and spotlessly clean. He was murdered elsewhere and his body was dumped here.’
‘He fooled me….I think he was carrying a pair of shoes…it must be him….’   
‘Perhaps something precious was hidden in the shoes….’
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A post for Friday Fictioneers
Word count 107

28 comments:

  1. Hi Arora,
    Very thrilling take on the prompt! Keen observation and mystery solved...

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  2. If the man had a gun why did he wait for the coach to leave? He might as well have killed himself in the coach.

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  3. Attention to detail worthy of Sherlock Holmes. Good story! Jilly, Sugar on the Bee.

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  4. A detective story and a chain of deduction in 100 words. Well done

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  5. I always remember the Sherlock Holmes stories and how he always was able to deduce so much from what shoes people wore. Nice take.

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  6. Conan Doyle has met his match! Brilliant.

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  7. Hmmmmm. Not so sure this mystery is solved. Too many loose ends. Well done.

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    1. well in hundred word you have only have loose ends, thanks for commenting

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  8. Methinks he's on the right path. OF course one must not assume based on a few observations ;-)

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  9. The case of the Missing boots sounds as though it is virtually solved. It has the ring of Sherlock about it. Well done.

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  10. Dear Arora,

    First impressions might be correct or...?

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  11. A great mysterious scene you have created there!

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  12. Methinks they should take a look at the brand new shoes of the "witness"

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